Velar Stop

tongue stays pressed to soft palate

Velar Stop


Soft Palate

The rear of the the tongue is pressed against the soft palate (roof of the mouth). As if saying in English, "NG". IMPORTANT: A velar stop prevents aspiration through the mouth. i.e. It stops you breathing through the mouth.

Place of Articulation

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

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