Topics: Phonetics - Consonant

A coronal consonant is a consonant that is articulated with the front part of the tongue. Coronals can have several articulation types:

  • Apical, which use the tip of the tongue
  • Laminal, which use the blade of the tongue (the part of the tongue behind the tip)
  • Subapical, which use the underside of the tip of the tongue

When a coronal is a postalveolar consonant, it can additionally be: