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The sound changes according the context. Teeth ridge or alveolar ridge (behind upper teeth).

Hard palate (corrugation). Soft palate (gag reflect).


Tip. Front. Back. Root.


Speech Mechanism: a) Lungs: primary source of energy. b) Larynx: casing made of cartilage and muscle. c) Vocal cords: two folds of ligament and elastic tissue. The opening between the vocal cords is called the glottis. The glottis may be: a) Held tightly closte together with the air pent up below it as for the glottal stop / / b) Open as for normal breathing and voiceless sounds. Voiced sounds are made with the glottis open (loosely together). c) Brought sufficiently together as to make a vibration when the air passess through the lungs. The glottal stop is not a phoneme.