Coronal consonants /t, d, s/

The images on this page shows the position of an Irish speaker's tongue when a coronal consonant (t, d, s) is pronounced. These consonants are articulated by making a constriction using the tip of the tongue. The stops or plosives /t, d/ are pronounced by briefly making a complete closure, then releasing it. The fricative /s/ is pronounced by making an incomplete closure, so that some air still passes through.

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Connacht coronal consonants

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Ulster coronal consonants

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Munster coronal consonants

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