Places of articulation / Consonant sounds according to their places of articulation.

Places of articulation
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The places of articulation / Places of articulation, Describe English consonant sounds according to the places of articulation.

[Short Points: Definition, Bilabial, Labiodental, Dental, Alveolar, Postalveolar,Plato alveolar, Palatal, Velar, Glottal ]

  Definition :
 Each point where the air stream can be modified to produce a different sound is called a place of articulation. Places of articulation are discussed below : 

 Speech sounds are made with the two lips. Here, upper lip touches the lower lip. And the resulting sound is called bilabial. English bilabial consonants are /p,b,w,m/

Here,the lower lip make contact with the upper front teeth. English labiodental consonants are /f,v/

To produce the dental consonants,tongue-tip articulates against the lower and upper front teeth. English dental consonants are: /θ/ ,/ð/

 The sounds are produced by the blade of tongue and the alveolar ridge. The blade of tongue articulates with the alveolar ridge. English alveolar consonants are: /t,d,s,z,n,l/

The tip of tongue articulates with the back part of the upper alveolar ridge. e.g. : /r/

 The blades of tongue articulates against the teeth with raising the main body of the tongue towards the palate. English post-alveolar sound,s are : /ʃ/,/ʒ/,/tʃ/,/dʒ/.
 The front of the tongue articulates with the hard palate. English palatal consonant is /j/ 
The back of the tongue articulates against the soft palate. e.g. : /k,g,ŋ/  
 It is the space between the vocal cords and is articulated by the glottis. e.g. /h/

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