Unit 2.1

Letters: P-B

Sounds and letters

The letters p and b represent bilabial consonants, respectively voiceless and voiced.

The bilabial sounds are:


ppizza, plate, puzzle;
bbag, big, bubble.

To pronounce bilabial consonants the flow of air is stopped or restricted by the two lips.

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


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