Tongue palate contact

The tongue palate contact display shows where the tongue touches the roof of the mouth when producing lingual consonants.

Tongue palate contact

The different tongue palate contact patterns for normal English-speakers are summarized below. Click on the links to watch a short video of how each sound is produced.

Teeth
/t/ as in top.
/d/ as in dog.
/n/ as in nod.
Alveolar Ridge
/s/ as in sat.
/z/ as in zoo.
Alveolar Ridge
/ʃ/ as in shut.
/ʒ/ as in vision.
Hard Palate
/k/ as in kit.
/g/ as in got.
/ŋ/ as in thing.
Soft Palate
/l/ as in lot.
Lips
No tongue palate contact.