s / s – sun

  • Unvoiced. This sound is made by passing air through the mouth.
  • Begin with your lips slightly parted.
  • Your front teeth should be very close together but slightly parted.
  • The tip of your tongue touches the back of your lower front teeth.
  • At the same time, the edges of the middle part of your tongue touch your upper side teeth (see photo).
  • The center of the tongue is not touching the roof of your mouth; there is a passage down the center of the tongue for the air to flow out of your mouth and make the sound.
  • Similar sound: /z/