As well as Plosive and Fricative Generators, there is a third class of Generator. These sounds care called Percussive Generators and there a three of them:
Percussive Generators are made by banging two parts of the mouth together – like the sound when you bite and clack your teeth together. Percussive Generators use the same icons but have a circle symbol overlapping the two parts which make contact.
Figure 6.1 – The Bilabial Percussive Generator is made by banging the lips together.
Video 6.2 – The Bilabial Percussive Generator
Figure 6.3 – Bi means two and Dental means teeth. This sound is made by banging the front or rear teeth together.
Video 6.4 – The Bidental Percussive Generator
Figure 6.5 – The Sublingual Percussive Generator is made by drawing the tongue down against the floor of the mouth.
Video 6.6. – The Sublingual Percussive Generator
The Vocal Generator is simply made by ‘voicing’ using the vocal chords.
Figure 6.7 – The Vocal Generator
Note: This iconophonic varies slightly with the pitch of the vocal.
Video 6.8 – The Vocal Generator
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