English Language Consonants
English has 26 alphabets out of which 21 have consonant sounds and 5 are vowels. The vowels are a,e,i,o,u and rest of the alphabets denote consonant sounds. These consonant alphabets are, Bb, Cc, Dd, Ff, Gg, Hh, Jj, Kk, Ll, Mm, Nn, Pp, Qq, Rr, Ss, Tt, Vv, Ww, Xx, Yy, Zz.
A consonant letter usually represents one consonant sound like b represents bee, c represents see and so on. The consonant comes from a Latin word that means “sounding together”. Although consonant letters are 21 in English but there are 24 commonly heard consonant sounds. One important fact about consonants is this that consonants need at least single vowel to make words though there are few words without vowels but they usually end with vowel sound.
Definition of consonant: A consonant is a sound that’s not a vowel in English language that is characterized by a closure at one or more points along the vocal tract, such as the lips, tongue and teeth.