Teaching sounds in English


assonance - repeating sounds close together - "I tried to light the fire"

Phonetic Sounds

affricate - ch / j

alveolar - l / d / n / t

aspirate - (breath out air) like h in hat

fricative - sound made by pushing air through a small space between teeth and tong or tongue and palate - f z th

labial - sound made by lips closed together / top teeth touching bottom - p b f v m

nasal - mainly through nose - m n

plosive - sounds made by quickly stopping your breath leaving your mouth then suddenly letting it go again - k p t

sibilant - s sh

Vowels carry the emotion and the music while consonants carry the intent and the meaning.