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Plosives and fricatives are both “obstruents” because they both involve obstruction, which distinguishes them from the other major class, the “sonorants”, which involve uninterrupted air flow.
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German speakers, for example, often substitute /v/ for /w/.
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Sounds might also reflect the speed of movement: slow movement tends to be represented by sonorant sounds such as “l” or “w”, whereas explosive obstruents produced from a blocked airway, such as “ch” or “f”, are suggestive of more rapid speeds. Nygaard ...

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