🫁 [18A] Airflows
There are three features to a consonant - (1) Place, (2) Manner and (3) Voicing. Manner of articulation refers to the way airflow is impeded through the oral tract. In this lesson, we are going to quickly review each of these manners, so we can prime your attention to the physical sensation of each. That way, when we review each of the many consonants in your target language in [18B], you will have something to anchor the sound to. After you’ve reviewed all the videos, share a summary of your experience to
Redirect Airflow through the Nose
Direct Flow around sides of tongue
Stop, Pressurize & Release the Flow
Narrow the Flow with Turbulence
Narrow the Flow without Turbulence
Buildup & Release the Flow into Turbulence
😛 [18B] Consonant Articulation
Now it is time to dive deep into each consonant of your target language. Most consonants will be familiar to you from your first language. But there will likely be quite a few new consonants for you to learn for your target language. But with enough motor control, tactile discernment and physiological awareness and understanding of how the phoneme is articulated, you will be able to master any new phoneme. There is a lot of content to cover here. Pass through it all quickly once to get a general feel, making note of the sounds you struggle with. Then post a reflection in
#completionsfor credit. After that, go back and focus your attention on those consonants sounds you found most challenging, and post to
#questionsif you want specific guidance on anything.
Portuguese (Eu) consonants
Portuguese (Br) consonants
After you’ve covered all the consonants of your target language, you will have completed Part 2. In Part 3: Parts, we will examine how these phonemes show up as parts of the greater whole of speech.