Implosive Consonants

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Implosive Consonants

 

consonants in whose articulation explosion is absent. Implosive consonants are found in Russian at the juncture of two consonants whose articulation is close—for example, otniat’, “to take away,” where the first t has no explosion of its own.

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