Pronunciation Terminology

Cuisenaire Rods

Technique for visualizing the difference in sound

Segmental

Concerned with phonemes (sounds at word level)

Supra-segmental

How phonemes sound in connected speech, including stress and intonation

Plosive sounds

For example /b/ and /p/ – where a build up of air is released to create a sound

Fricative

Concerned with how airflow is restricted to make certain sounds ie /f/ and /v/

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