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Are ther some English consonant sounds that never occur in the final position?
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Yes, there are. The following consonantal sounds do not occur at the end of English words: /h/, /w/, and /j/. Final /r/ meanwhile is usually silent in RP but pronounced in GenAm and other "r accents".
(Source: Collins COBUILD English Guides 8: Spelling).