Unit 2.1


Letters: F-V

Sounds and letters

The consonants f and v represent labiodental fricative consonants, respectively voiceless and voiced.

The labiodental fricative sounds are:

UppercaseLowercasePhonetics
Ff/f/
Vv/v/

f: face, five, fox;
v: vanilla, vase, seven.

Labiodental fricative consonants are pronounced by impeding the flow of air with the teeth, which come in contact with the lower lip, so a friction sound is produced.

  • f: voiceless, vocal cords do not vibrate during the articulation of the consonant;
  • v: voiced, vocal cords vibrate during the articulation of the consonant.

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