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030 F as in Faff and V as in Van

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  • 031 H as in Hot

    The “H” sound denoted by the letter aitch is called a glottal fricative sound and is made by breathing out through a slightly narrowed opening at the very back of your mouth and the top of your throat. This is achieved by slightly closing up your airway so that the air hisses slightly: “HHH”. If ...

  • 032 SH as in Ship and ZH as in Measure

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  • 033 CH as in Church and DZH as in Judge

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