What Are Consonant Blends?
When we have two or three letters long, consonant clusters or triple consonant blends are three-letters blends. You can find it at the beginning or end of the word. Consonant sounds - In the English language, we make different sounds from different kinds of letters such as short vowels, consonants, long vowels, and vowels. With consonant blends, sounds blend. There are 26 letters in the English language, and around 44 of them have unique sounds as we call them phonemes in the word race, 's' sound in the word 'set' as you can also produce it with 'c.' Explanation with an example of consonant blend - Letters, and 'r' are consonants in the word drink. There is a direct placement next to each other at the start of the word. Make word a consonant blend when we pronounce the word drink and listen to a sound of r and d. Examples for Two-Letter L-Blend - When L is in the second letter in a two-letter consonant blend, we call it I-blend. For example; Fl - flat, fluffy, flit, etc. Bl - blend, blue, blank, blood, blend, etc. Gl - glamor, glass, globe, glitter, glove, etc. Pl - plus, plan, plant, plenty, please, etc. Sl - slick, sleek, slim, slot, sleep, sleeve, etc.