Consonants: Manner

Consonants

By definition, a phoneme is a consonant if air flow is restricted in some way. The format for Articulatory Analysis of consonants involves three main things: passive place of articulation, manner of articulation, and active place of articulation. The manner of articulation is the relationship of the articulators to each other. That is, how they configure and interact with each other and what is going on around them that allows a certain sound to be produced. Continue reading “Consonants: Manner”

Consonants: Place

Consonants

By definition, a phoneme is a consonant if air flow is restricted in some way. The format for Articulatory Analysis of consonants involves three main things: passive place of articulation, manner of articulation, and active place of articulation. The place of articulation(both passive and active) refers to which articulator(s) are being used. Most, but not all consonants have both a passive place and an active place. Continue reading “Consonants: Place”