Marco D. Meduranda
Watch the video about Filipino
What information about Filipino speech do
you find interesting and agreeable?
Do you agree with the speaker about how he
portray Filipinos’ capacity to speak English?
Phonetics is the study of the medium of spoken
language, that is, the production, transmission
and reception of the sounds of human speech.
Spoken language is produced by the
movements of the organs of speech.
All human beings have the same organs of
speech. So, theoretically speaking, every
normal human being can produce any of the
sounds of human speech.
The Organs of Speech
The respiratory system, consisting of the lungs,
the muscles of the chest, and the wind-pipe
The phonatory system, formed by the larynx
The articulatory system, consisting of the nose,
the mouth (including the tongue, the teeth, the
roof of the mouth, and the lips)
Organs of Speech
- they serve
for creating different sounds mainly the labial, bilabial (e.g. /p/, /b/,
/m/, /hw/, and /w/) and labio-dental
consonant sounds (e. g. /f/ and /v/ - and
thus create an important part of the
- small whitish structures found in
- responsible for creating sounds
mainly the labio-dental (e.g. /f/ and
/v/and lingua-dental (e.g. /ð/and /θ/)
- with its wide variety of possible
movements, it assists in forming the
sounds of speech.