Place of articulation
The Place of articulation tells where a sound is made (articulated). There are at least 13 different places of articulation. They are split into four big types.
Labial (Lips)[change | change source]
Labial sounds are made with one or two lips. They are split into three types:
Bilabial (Two Lips)[change | change source]
Bilabial sounds are made with both lips. The bilabial sounds in English are /m p b w/.
Labiodental (Lip and Teeth)[change | change source]
Labiodental sounds are made with the lips and the teeth. Almost always the top lip and the bottom teeth are used. The labiodental sounds in English are /f v/.
Linguolabial (Lip and Tongue)[change | change source]
Linguolabial sound are made by the tongue touching the top lip. There are no linguolabial in English. Sometimes it is said to be part of the next group (Coronal).