Tuesday, January 08, 2008

[Cyclelicious] New comment on Lateral apical postalveolar flap.

Fritz has left a new comment on your post "Lateral apical postalveolar flap":

So generically, alveolar means "socket." The Alveolar ridge is the ridge of gum where the tooth sockets are at. Apical = "apex" or the tip of the tongue.

So apical postalveolar means the tip of your tongue touches the back of the gum ridge.

Lateral just means it sounds something like "L." Flap means that your tongue flaps up against the roof of your mouth once (versus a trill in which the tongue flaps up twice or more, so a Spanish "rr" sounds different from a Japanese "r").

Posted by Fritz to Cyclelicious at 1/08/2008 12:13:00 PM