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Stop phonemes (sounds)

Stop phonemes (sounds) - consonant sounds that are spoken with one short push of breath. For example, /p/ or /b/ are stop sounds. Since stop sounds cannot be extended without distortion, they may be more difficult to blend than continuous sounds. A distortion of the stop phoneme results in the "vowelization" of the consonant. For example: /b//uh/ instead of /b/. See continuous phonemes.

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