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Why don’t consonants have a definite pitch?

Well, some of them do. When you're humming, you're producing a [m] sound at a particular pitch. In general, any consonants that involve the vocal cords vibrating will have a pitch. Some of them don't, ...
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What's this linguistic phenomenon in English speaking?

It is called phonetic reduction and it is not restricted to the English language and its dialects. It appears universally in environments where some word is very probable to appear (i.e., it has a low ...
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What makes linguolabial consonants rare?

It's for the same reason that English doesn't have true interdentals in everyday speech. Teeth are hard and sharp. Tongues are soft and easily injured. One hard knock to the chin whilst pronouncing ...
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Can a stop be both voiced and aspirated?

The answers given so far aren't quite accurate. True voiced aspirates are possible - they begin voiced and end voiceless, so there is no contradiction. An example (the example?) is the Kelabit ...
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What's the difference between 'voiceless' and 'unaspirated'?

There may or may not be any difference! As you say, both voicing and aspiration are extremes of voice onset time. Plenty of languages distinguish consonants based on VOT, and most of those languages ...
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