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2.6: Classifying Consonants

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  • Consonants are classified according to how they are produced. The articulatory description for each consonant includes three pieces of information, the voicing, the place of articulation, and the manner of articulation.
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    1. What is the articulatory description for the consonant sound represented by the IPA symbol [p]?

    • Voiced velar nasal.
    • Voiced alveolar approximant.
    • Voiceless bilabial stop.

    2. What is the articulatory description for the consonant sound represented by the IPA symbol [ð]?

    • Voiceless alveolar fricative.
    • Voiced dental fricative.
    • Voiced alveolar nasal.

    3. What is the articulatory description for the consonant sound represented by the IPA symbol [ʃ]?

    • Voiced velar approximant.
    • Voiceless post-alveolar fricative.
    • Voiceless labiodental fricative.