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Phonetics

The Speech Organs and Airstream

Speech is produced by the speech organs, where airstream  causes the vocal folds to vibrate (this applies to the egressive airstream mechanism). The created sound then moves through the articulatory system, attaining its final form – one of the sounds used in the language of the speaker.  This text is an overview of what happens […]

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Pronunciation is a physical exercise

If you’re learning a foreign language it helps to understand that pronunciation is a physical process, and that dealing with the way speech sounds are created makes you aware of how to improve your diction and accent. Learning about how articulators (speech organs) interact in the sounds of foreign language can greatly improve the pronunciation. […]