My teacher has advised me not to use "lips" in linguistic studies but she didn't state which instead of lips I must use. So here I have come for you to get a help. Please if someone knows, give me a word for lips, that could be used or fits in linguistic studies.
Well, the articulators of the consonant sounds like P and B are both the upper lip and the lower lip. Here my teacher advised me that lips are not suitable in linguistic studies. As I remember, she once has said 'bilabial". But bilabial is not a noun. it's an adjective used as "bilabial sounds/alphabets".
Last edited by UM Chakma; 03-Aug-2013 at 18:30. Reason: corrected punctuation
Well, a 'bilabial' is a speech sound made by using both lips. bilabial - Definition and pronunciation | Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary at OxfordLearnersDictionaries.com
Actually not bilabial alphabets. I meant bilabial sounds. Look at this sentence "The Articulators of bilabial sounds are both upper and lower lips". Here my techer said that lips are not suitable words. So what do I use?
Last edited by Raymott; 04-Aug-2013 at 05:59.
Be careful with your use of "labia" outside pronunciation forums.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
I missed the word you gave. About four hours ago, I had a linguistic exam. But just now I saw your word. Oh! by the way. I also checked "labia" in dictionary. It has another meaning; i.e. Folds on the outside of the female sex organs.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.