nose
lips


VOICING

Voiceless Voiced

NASALITY

Oral Nasal

LIPS

Spread
Rounded
Bilabial fricative
Labiodental fricative
Stop

TONGUE


MANNER


Rest position
Fricative
Stop

PLACE


Dental
Alveolar
Postalveolar
Palatal
Velar
Uvular



IPA

INTERACTIVE
SAGITTAL SECTION


Use the radio buttons to change voicing, nasality, lip position, and tongue position. To move the tongue, you need to specify both manner and place of articulation. Not all of the possible combinations of tongue and lip positions are used in speech; for example, if the tongue is making a stop, positioning the lips for a fricative will have no effect on the resulting sound.


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created by Daniel Currie Hall