k / k – key

  • Unvoiced. This sound is made by passing air through the mouth.
  • Your lips and teeth must be slightly apart.
  • First, raise the middle part of your tongue to touch the roof of your mouth; the edges of your tongue rest against your upper side teeth.
  • This stops the flow of air being produced.
  • Then, as you pull your tongue down, the air is released and the sound is made.
  • Similar sound: /g/