How does this sound come out of my mouth?
Your data set for this exercise consists of the sounds of Modern American English to the right. Listen to them first and then practice making the sounds yourself. Remember: try NOT to say the names of the English letters from the alphabet. This exercise requires you to focus only on the sounds.
Keep in mind what we are trying to find out: Are the vowel and consonant sounds of the English language a part of any kind of system?
HINT: You could rephrase the question.
Can these sounds be grouped together in any meaningful way?
Click on the audio files below to hear the sounds.