Manner of articulation

The manner of articulation (also called articulation mode) referred to in phonetics the way of overcoming mode in the vocal tract ( vocal tract ), through which a speech sound is formed.

The following are the types of articulation:

  • Plosives
  • Nasal
  • Vibrants
  • Taps / Flaps
  • Fricatives
  • Affricates
  • Approximants
  • Lateral
  • Clicks
  • Implosives
  • Ejectives

The articulation of the species listed are not complementary, that is, there are sounds that are, for example, both approximants and lateral or lateral, which are fricatives at the same time.

The articulations are actually caused by the articulatory organs geometric changes of the human vocal tract.