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UNIVERSIDAD DE MARGARITA ALMA MATER DEL CARIBE Vicerrectorado ACADMICO CARRERA IDIOMAS MODERNOS PHONETICS

/ S /= Voiceless alveolar fricative / U /= back vowel


By: Ysamar Silva

/ S /= Voiceless alveolar fricative


The voiceless alveolar fricative phoneme is present in many spoken languages. This is common in many languages, however, not all languages possess. In the Spanish language alphabet, appears in the graphs S and s. The phonologies of many variants of the Spanish pronounce this phoneme instead of voiceless dental fricative ("z" or Castilian Spanish).

Symbol: /s/
In the International Phonetic Alphabet, the letter used to represent this phoneme is the spelling s, which comes from the Latin alphabet.

One of the places of articulation are:


The tongue tip or blade, and the alveolar ridge.

Characteristics

it is an alveolar consonant, so their joint involves the roof of the mouth and tongue.

it is a fricative Phoneme, which means that their sound is produced in the mouth by a turbulence of the air expelled. It is a voiceless consonant, which means the vocal cords do not vibrate during the articulation. If you vibrate, then it is a voiced alveolar fricative sound.it is an oral consonant, which means the air out through your mouth, not your nose. it is a central consonant, so that more air passes through the center of the upper surface of the tongue that the sides. it is a lung consonant, which means that the air comes directly from the lungs during his joint, not the air stored in the mouth or glottis.

Voiceless Alveolar Fricative sounds:


As in sit, sat, sun, houses, see, sue, city, pass, suit..

/ U /= back vowel

As in book, cook, wood, foot, rom...


The defining characteristic of a back vowel is that the tongue is positioned as far back as possible in the mouth without creating a constriction that would be classified as a consonant. Back vowels are sometimes also called dark vowels because they are perceived as sounding darker than the front vowels. The close back rounded vowel, or high back rounded vowel, is a type of vowel sound, used in many spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is u, and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is u.

Features

his vowel height is close, also known as high, which means the tongue is positioned as close as possible to the roof of the mouth without creating a constriction that would be classified as a consonant.
his vowel backness is back, which means the tongue is positioned as far back as possible in the mouth without creating a constriction that would be classified as a consonant. his vowel roundedness is protruded, which means that the corners of the lips are drawn together, and the inner surfaces exposed.