A great explanation! I especially like that you said consonants are the identifiers in our language….never heard it expressed that way and an easy way to explain to someone.
I had a page taken out of a book once that had the consonants blanked out. It was mainly to show hearing people what it is we actually hear and it was a shocker to them. They couldn’t read it. I lost it over the years but I plan (on my list) to replicate it and , when I do, I will attach a photo of it.