#1. An iconophonic represents how a sound is made or shaped in the mouth.
#2. What does Bilabial mean?
Bi means two and Labial means lips. Therefore bilabial means two lips.
#3. What is a plosive?
Plosives are made by stopping the airflow using the lips, teeth, or palate, followed by a sudden release of air. Think of them as explosive sounds!
#4. Which iconophonic is shown in the picture?
The bilabial iconophonic is represented by two touching lips (side on view).
#5. How can you tell from the iconophonic shown in this picture that it is a type of plosive?
Plosive sounds always have the two mouth parts touching.
#6. Which of these iconophonics is a Bilabial Plosive?
There are four different kinds of bilabial sounds. Each iconophonic uses the two lip shapes (side on view). The bilabial plosive has the two lip shapes touching with no interconnecting lines or circles.
#7. Which of these English letter sounds is a bilabial plosive?
The English “b” sound is made using a bilabial plosive. In English it is usually also voiced (vocalised).
#8. Which of these English letter sounds is also a bilabial plosive?
The English “p” sound is made using a bilabial plosive. In English it is usually also voiced (vocalised).