Pharyngeal Plosive

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Pharyngeal Plosive



Pharyngeal refers to the pharynx which is the soft part right at the rear of your mouth/throat. The sound is made by stopping and suddenly releasing air between the back of the tongue and the pharynx.

Place of Articulation

The following diagram shows where the Pharyngeal Plosive is made in the mouth.

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The Pharyngeal Plosive is used in the following sounds:

Ska Rimshot

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