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A sound that is produced with a narrow constriction through which air escapes with a continuous noise
Fricative Articulation Summary
Articulators form narrow constriction for airflow. Continuous frication noise is heard. Velopharynx is closed.
Combination sounds involving a stop closure followed by a fricative segment. Air pressure builds up during stop phase and is released as a burst of noise.
voiced lingua-palatal fricative; treasure, measure, pleasure; is the least frequently used of all sounds
in which the tongue makes a constriction with the area just behind the upper front teeth (incisors)
having the same place of articulation. For example, /m/ and /b/ are because they share a bilabial articulation.
having the same manner of articulation. For example, /m/ and /n/ are because they share the nasal manner.
a sound formed with a complete or narrow constriction of the vocal tract; a stop, fricative, or affricate
a speech sound characterized by an intense, high-pitched noise; for example, the fricatives /s/ (see) and /ʃ/ (she).
a speech sound characterized by an intense frication noise, such as that heard for /s/ (see) and /ʃ/ (she).
voice onset time
the interval between an oral articulatory event (often the release of a stop) and the onset of voicing. If onset of voicing precedes the articulatory event, the sound is said to be prevoiced or to have a voicing lead, and if onset voicing follows the articulatory event it is said to have a voicing lag.
a condition of voicing, usually applied to obstruents, in which voicing or vocal fold vibration begins sometime before an articulatory event, such as a release of a constriction or onset of frication noise.
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