Vocal Tract

We make letter sounds by first bringing air up from our lungs. Next, we use our articulators - voice box, tongue, velum, palate, alveolar ridge, teeth, and lips - to control the movement, direction, pressure, and volume of this air through our vocal tract.

 

graphic image of the human vocal tract

 

How do we use our articulators to control air?

Let's go to our next lesson to find the answer. Click: Air Control

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     Vocal Tract
     Air Control
     Vowels
     Consonants
     IPA Symbols
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   Prosody
     Energy Control
     Stress
     Rhythm
     Intonation
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