Noun(1) consonant articulated by constricting (but not closing
Adjective(1) of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then'
(1) The sound /r/ may be either an alveolar continuant or an alveolar tap that is particularly distinct initially (rabbit, run), after stops and fricatives (breathe, grass, three), and between vowels (carry, ferry).(2) The ordinary everyday notion of a continuant individual substance is in its own humble terms all right as it is.(3) She had heard about a process called continuant movement that a teacher had done with people who had spinal cord injuries and paralysis.(4) The Hebrew-Yiddish /ch/ is a fricative, a continuant (like [s]).(5) Continuants are formed with a vocal tract configuration allowing the airstream to flow through the midsaggital region of the oral tract: stops are produced with a sustained occlusion in this region.(6) Throughout Part III, he distinguishes the ‘occurrent’ from the ‘continuant’ and often discusses change, cause, and continuants with reference to determinates of determinables.(7) Again, this seems reasonable and not unduly ad hoc, inasmuch as it incorporates the strong pre-theoretical intuition that substances are continuants rather than events.(8) Self-consciousness arises with the identification of other visuo-tactual continuants as resembling the central body in being the sources of signs.(9) You can stretch continuants like /f/ and hold them until you run out of air.(10) Continuant consonants are fricatives and liquids; i.e., just about everything except nasals, stops and affricates.(11) He aptly describes the physical objects we seem to ourselves, and take ourselves, to perceive as ‘visuo-tactual continuants '.