Velar (definition)

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A velar sound is produced with the back of the tongue approaching or touching the velum (also known as the soft palate) at the back of the mouth.

  • The velar sounds in English are [k] as in kick, [g] as in get, and [ŋ] the sound at the end of the word sing

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  • Crystal, David. (1997) A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. Oxford, UK: Blackwell.
  • Ladefoged, Peter (1993) A Course in Phonetics Third Edition. London: Harcourt Press.