A Strange Dream

Mouth Noises

Mouth sounds

Some basics

There are 3 main parts to how sound is produced with the mouth: 1. HOW the sound is produced - manner of articulation 2. WHERE the sound is produced - point of articulation 3. VIBRATION of vocal cords - voiced or voiceless To reduce vocal strain, the following sounds focus on voiceless utterances with no vocal chord vibration. For an example of vocal chord vibrations, try making an 's' versus a 'z' sound - you can feel the vibrations of the 'z' in your neck.

(Pictures of tongue position for each of these... alveolar/ridges behind front teeth, palate, velar/soft palate, etc: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5d/Palatoalveolar_fricative.png/330px-Palatoalveolar_fricative.png)

P, T, K are plosives (brief stopping of the airstream) F, S, H are fricatives (almost blocking airstream)

Many of these sounds will be the same utterances, while using your lips to change their tones. Relaxed lips are in their natural state, slightly parted. To pull your lips back, raise your cheeks as if you are fake smiling. This should make the pitch higher. * To push your lips forward, make an "oo" sound and keep your lips in that position. This should make the pitch lower.

Various hisses

Hiss (sss)

Straight hiss sound - Let your mouth hang slightly open with your lips parted. This should feel very natural. - Breathe in, through either your noise or mouth, then push it out through your teeth. - Your tongue should stay relaxed behind the teeth and not be pushed against them, and the air should flow easily.

Muted Hiss (thh)

Restrained Hiss (fff)

Hi-Hat (tss)

Shush (shh)

Voiceless noises

P (puh)

F (fuh)

S (suh)

K (kuh)

T (tuh)

H (huh)

Hard H (hgh) epiglottal trill

Rolled R (rrh) alveolar raised non-sonorant trill

X (xuh) velar fricative

Combined hiss and voiceless noises

Retracting Tape Measure (ssk)

Hiss with a /k/ ending - Let your mouth hang slightly open with your lips parted. - Breathe in, through either your noise or mouth, then push it out through your teeth. - Your tongue should not be pushed against your teeth, and the air should flow easily. - Keep the tip of your tongue down and let the back should rise slightly to touch the soft palate, then force some air out. This should feel like letting out the rest of the breathe quickly.

(ssp)

Stop That (sst)

Get Attention (pst)

Dirty Word (ffk)

Backflip (ffp)

Angry Cat (fft)

Chucking Knives (thhk)

Narrow Miss (thhp)

Quick Stab (shhk)

Shoop (shhp)

Click Sounds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31zzMb3U0iY

Tut aka Tsk (C Click, Dental Click)

Trot (X Click, Lateral Click)

Clop (Q Click, Alveolar Click)

Other Sounds

Pop

Reverse Pop

Smooch

Sucking Teeth

Glottals

High Fart

Low Fart

Mouth Smack

Loogie