Alveolar Fricative

between tongue and ridge

Alveolar Fricative

Description

[component-1] Tongue
Plus
[component-2] Alveolar Ridge

The alveolar ridge is the protuding bony bit on the roof of the mouth just behind the top front teeth. The sound is made by squeezing air between the tongue and the alveolar ridge.

Place of Articulation

The following diagram shows where the Alveolar Fricative is made in the mouth.

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Sounds

The Alveolar Fricative is used in the following sounds:

Slow Shaker

Clarinet

Heavy Open Hat

Metal Block

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