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-As shown in the above example, consonant clusters can be in the word initial position (beginning of the word)or in the word final position (end of the word), when refering to the English Language. The longest word without a vowel is //​rhythms//​. The longest word initial consonant cluster is 3 letters and the longest word final consonant cluster is 4 letters. Examples:+As shown in the above example, consonant clusters can be in the word initial position (beginning of the word) or in the word final position (end of the word), when refering to the English Language. The longest word without a vowel is //​rhythms//​. The longest word initial consonant cluster is 3 letters and the longest word final consonant cluster is 4 letters. Examples:
  
   * Strength /​strɛŋkθ/​   * Strength /​strɛŋkθ/​
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   * Pet /pɛt/   * Pet /pɛt/
  
-Below there are examples of CVC sounds. These sounds are different from CVC words because the sounds cannot stand alone as words.+Below are examples of CVC sounds. These sounds are different from CVC words because the sounds cannot stand alone as words.
  
   * Partner /pɑrtnər/   * Partner /pɑrtnər/
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   * Under /əndər/   * Under /əndər/
  
-Consonant-Vowel-Consonant sounds/​words and Consonant clusters are very common in the English languages. CVC words and sounds are slightly used more often than CC, but this is rarely noticed to the English speaker beacause a word can have a consonant cluster and a CVC sound. Word example: "Phonetic" /​fənɛtɪk/​. ​other languages, such as Russian ​and Spanish, use consonant clusters and CVC words/​sounds differently. Lets explore how!+Consonant-Vowel-Consonant sounds/​words and Consonant clusters are very common in the English languages. CVC words and sounds are slightly used more often than CC, but this is rarely noticed to the English speaker beacause a word can have a consonant cluster and a CVC sound. Word example: "**Ph**one**tic**" /​fənɛtɪk/​. ​Other languages, such as Czech and Spanish, use consonant clusters and CVC words/​sounds differently. Lets explore how!
  
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-In the third example the consonant cluster tyrkysis something that cannont be found in English or Spanish. ​+In the third example the consonant cluster tyrkys is something that cannont be found in English or Spanish. ​
  
 ====== So What Does This Mean? ====== ====== So What Does This Mean? ======
  
-Why is it important to understand CC and CVC words/​sounds of language? Recognizing the way language is structured determines whether or not we are familiar with it. If an Englsih speaker was to look at three "made up English words between **dzlcha qtah and flurm** the speaker would most likely agree that the word flurm is more likely to be and English word. This is because in English there are word initial consonant clusters of "​fl."​ The other examples contain consonants blends that do not exist in English. Consonant clusters and CVC words/​sounds help speakers to understand what works in a language and what does not. These elements of phonetic contrasts are important when learning a new language.+Why is it important to understand CC and CVC words/​sounds of language? Recognizing the way language is structured determines whether or not we are familiar with it. If an Englsih speaker was to look at three "made up English words between **dzlcha qtah and flurm** the speaker would most likely agree that the word flurm is more likely to be an English word. This is because in English there are word initial consonant clusters of "​fl."​ The other examples contain consonants blends that do not exist in English. Consonant clusters and CVC words/​sounds help speakers to understand what works in a language and what does not. These elements of phonetic contrasts are important when learning a new language.