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PASSIVE AND ACTIVE ARTICULATORS

PASSIVE ARTICULATORS

A passive articulator is the articulator that makes little or no movement


during a speech gesture. The active articulator moves towards the relatively
immobile passive articulator. Passive articulators are often directly connected
to the skull. Passive articulators include:

 the upper lip


 the teeth
 the alveolar ridge
 the palate
 the velum
 the pharynx

ACTIVE ARTICULATORS

An active articulator is the articulator that does all or most of the


moving during a speech production. These active articulators are
attached to the jaw which is relatively free to move when compared to
parts of the vocal tract connected directly to the greater mass of the
skull. Active articulators are :

 lower lip
 the tongue
 the uvula
 the glottis (larynx)