How to pronounce "love"

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Could someone please help with the breakdown of the word "love". Would this be correct?

Initial "l" in love - liquid, alveolar
"o" in love - mid, central
Final "v" in love - voiced, labiodental, fricative

Could you also briefly tell me what each means as far as liquid, alveolar...etc. Thank you so much

Josh

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joshua_beagan@hotmail.com said:
Could someone please help with the breakdown of the word "love". Would this be correct?

Initial "l" in love - liquid, alveolar
"o" in love - mid, central
Final "v" in love - voiced, labiodental, fricative

Could you also briefly tell me what each means as far as liquid, alveolar...etc. Thank you so much

Josh

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"l" ==>lateral liquid, alveolar. Alveolar sound is pronounced by raising the front part of your tongue to the alveolar ridge. For example, [t d s z n l r]. For liquids, there is some obstruction of airstream in the mouth, but not enough to cause fiction.

"o" here is a mid, central, lax vowel.

Your knowledge of the pronunciation in "v" is quite correct. Labiodental means you pronounce with upper teeth and lower lip, for example, [f v]. Fricatives are also named as spirants, they are sounds pronounced when the air stream is not completely stopped but is obstruced from flowing freely. For example, [f v s z th sh garage]


Liquid and fricative are manners of articulation.
Alveolar and labiodental are places of articulation.


Does that help?
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