Aspiration (definition)

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Note: This article is NOT about the initial consonant mutation, in this wiki the term Aspiration is used in it's technical linguistic sense: Aspiration is a puff of air that accompanies the production of some consonant sounds. This puff can be felt by holding your hand (or a tissue) just in front of your lips as you produce the sound.

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  • Crystal, D. (2008) Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. 6th Edition. Wiley-Blackwell.