z / z – zipper

  • Voiced. This sound is made with your vocal cords.
  • Your lips must be 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.
  • The edges of the middle part of your tongue touch your upper side teeth (see photo).
  • There is a passage down the center of your tongue for the air to flow out of your mouth and make the sound.
  • Your tongue should vibrate slightly when making this sound.
  • Similar sound: /s/