voiceless velar plosive

A schematic mid-sagittal section of an articulation of a voiceless velar plosive
velar plosive voiceless oral pulmonic consonant
  • place back of tongue on the soft palate
  • vocal tract is blocked so that all airflow ceases
  • 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