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  • Hello, I'm John Russell.

  • Let's continue our exploration of consonant sounds.

  • In a previous video, I described the places where air is blocked in order to form the continent sounds of American English.

  • Let's explore one of those places.

  • Today.

  • The Lips Continent sounds can involve both lips or the lower lip and upper teeth.

  • Let's talk about sounds involving both lips for sounds pop, but Ma are examples of sounds that require you to use both of your lips to block air.

  • Consider these common American names, as in Paul.

  • But as in Bob Ma as in Matt.

  • Now let's talk about continent sounds that involve the bottom lip and the upper teeth.

  • Common sounds that require you to block air with the lip and teeth are the and sounds.

  • Mm thes sounds may be difficult for you, but they are well worth practicing.

  • They are quite common.

  • Think about common words such as far and very far.

  • Very.

  • You may have noticed something curious about the continent sounds that I discussed today.

  • The English letters are the same as the phonetic spelling.

  • If you have watched the videos on vowel sounds, you know that vowel sounds have many difficult spelling patterns.

  • So, at least with respect to spelling continent sounds are not too bad.

  • That's all for today.

  • Keep up the good work.

Hello, I'm John Russell.

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