Pronouncing Consonant Sounds:
Being Thoughtful About Voicing and Placement
IPA = International Phonetic Alphabet (a sound alphabet)
Consonant = a basic speech sound in which the breath is at least partly obstructed and which can be combined with a vowel to form a syllable.
Place = where are your tongue and lips during the pronunciation of a sound?
Bilabial = upper and lower lips together (b m p)
Labiodental = lower lip and upper teeth (f v)
Dental = tip of tongue touches teeth (th)
Alveolar = (t d s z)
Post-Alveolar = (sh zh)
Palatal = (y)
Velar = (k g)