Alveolar Stop

tongue stays touching ridge

Alveolar Stop


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

The Alveolar Stop is where the tongue is placed on the alveolar ridge for the duration of the sound. This is especially useful for handclap sounds and saying "NN" in English.

Place of Articulation

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

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The Alveolar Stop is used in the following sounds:


Tight Fart

Aha Clap

Industrial Clap

Blue Clap

Tom Clap

Metal Clang

Classic Inward Handclap

Ricochet Clap

Thin Clap

Reggae Click

Classic Handclap

Dyno Snare

606 Clap

Soft Clap

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