Unit 4.1


Sound: CH

Sounds and letters

The digraph ch represents a velar sound.

The velar digraph is:

UppercaseLowercasePhonetics
CHch/k/

 

ch: schedule, scheme, school.

To pronounce the digraph ch the articulation is the same of the letter c. The back of the tongue is pressed against the soft palate, forming a barrier. When a stream breaks through this obstacle, sound is produced.

  • ch: voiceless, vocal cords do not vibrate during the articulation.

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