voiceless postalveolar fricative

A schematic mid-sagittal section of an articulation of a voiceless postalveolar fricative
postalveolar fricative voiceless oral pulmonic consonant
  • place tongue blade on the back of the alveolar ridge
  • bring two articulators together so that the airstream is partially obstructed and turbulent airflow is produced
  • do not vibrate the vocal cord
  • direct the airstream along the center of the tongue, rather than to the sides
  • air is allowed to escape through the mouth only
  • push air solely with the lungs and diaphragm