voiceless labiodental fricative

A schematic mid-sagittal section of an articulation of a voiceless labiodental fricative
labiodental fricative voiceless oral pulmonic consonant
  • place lower lip on upper front teeth
  • bring two articulators together so that the airstream is partially obstructed and turbulent airflow is produced
  • do not vibrate the vocal cord
  • air is allowed to escape through the mouth only
  • push air solely with the lungs and diaphragm