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The resonating cavities: - The different shape of the pharynx and the mouth make the difference of the

sounds. - The pharynx can be modified by: tongue, larynx and soft palate. In English, all sounds are oral (except for the nasal). In the mouth it is defined the quality of the sounds. Five positions of the lips: 1- Sufficiently close together [] (doesnt occur in English). 2- Far appart and spread [ i: ]. 3- In a relaxed position (neutral) [ ]. 4- Tightly pursed (closely rounded) [ u: ]. 5- Open rounded (loosely rounded) [ ].