What is the most important organ of speech and why?


Angelina Strong   |   Member since 2018  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

The tongue is the most important organ for speech production: its different postures determine the most of phonemes. The soft palate is a muscle that can separate the oral cavity from the nasal cavity.

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Sadie Gardner   |   Member since 2015  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Keeping this in view, what are the major organs of speech?

Speech organs, or articulators, produce the sounds of language. Organs used for speech include the lips, teeth, alveolar ridge, hard palate, velum ( soft palate ), uvula, glottis and various parts of the tongue. They can be divided into two types: passive articulators and active articulators.

One may also ask, why do we need to study speech organs? The study of speech organs helps to determine the role of each organ in the production of speech sounds. They include the lungs, the vocal folds, and most importantly the articulators.


George Sloan   |   Member since 2011  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Simply so, why is the tongue important for speech?

Articulation: Tongue The tongue is the most important articulator of speech. This muscle is extremely strong, as it must move food around in our mouths as we chew. For the sound to resonate effectively, the less tongue root tension (i.e. tension in the extrinsic muscles of the tongue ), the better.


Doug Noach   |   Member since 2020  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

What do you understand by organ of speech?

Speech organ. Speech organs produce the sounds of language. Organs used include the lips, teeth, tongue, alveolar ridge, hard palate, velum ( soft palate), uvula and glottis. Speech organs —or articulators —are of two types: passive articulators and active articulators.


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Nate Wilton   |   Member since 2019  |  ✔ Verified

How many larynx do we have?

The laryngeal skeleton consists of six cartilages: three single (epiglottic, thyroid and cricoid) and three paired (arytenoid, corniculate, and cuneiform).


Macy Appleton   |   Member since 2011  |  ✔ Verified

How many muscles are there in human speech?

The tongue is made up of four intrinsic muscles: the superior lingualis, inferior lingualis, vertical lingualis, and transverse lingualis. There are also four extrinsic tongue muscles that help the tongue move: the genioglossus, hyoglossus, palatoglossus, and styloglossus.


Paige Reading   |   Member since 2010  |  ✔ Verified

What is the function of lips in speech?

Lips: The lips play a role in changing the resonance of different speech sounds. By altering the shape of our lips we can form different speech sounds. For instance, for plosive sounds such as /p/ and /b/ the lips are compressed and then opened to produce a rapid, explosive release of the breath stream.


Rowan Uddin   |   Member since 2017  |  ✔ Verified

Can a big tongue cause speech problems?

Macroglossia is the medical term for an unusually large tongue. Severe enlargement of the tongue can cause cosmetic and functional difficulties in speaking, eating, swallowing and sleeping. Macroglossia is uncommon, and usually occurs in children. There are many causes.


Alexander Callan   |   Member since 2007  |  ✔ Verified

What are the larynx?

The larynx, which includes your vocal cords, is another name for the voice box. It's a tube about 2 inches (5cm) long in adults. It sits above the windpipe (trachea) in the neck and in front of the food pipe. The food pipe in the upper part of the neck is called the pharynx.


Jasmine Ulyatt   |   Member since 2017  |  ✔ Verified

What is Phonatory system?

Phonatory System This system includes the throat and the larynx, which is actually quite complicated. These, when moved by the laryngeal muscles, regulate the tension in the larynx, which changes the sound produced. Side view of larynx. The larynx is actually the term for all of these tissues working together.


Rocco Anderson   |   Member since 2011  |  ✔ Verified

What is the most important organ of speech?

The most important organs in the vocal tract are the tongue, the soft palate, the lower jaw and the lips. The tongue is the most important organ for speech production: its different postures determine the most of phonemes. The soft palate is a muscle that can separate the oral cavity from the nasal cavity.


Hayden Reese   |   Member since 2018  |  ✔ Verified

What are the functions of organ of speech?

Speech organs (or vocal organs): those parts of the body used in speech production. The primary function of the vocal organs is biological. We do not have unique speech organs (organs developed for speech only) not found in other mammals.


Adina James   |   Member since 2020  |  ✔ Verified

What body parts are involved in speech production?

Terms in this set (21)articulators. parts of the human body involved in speech production: tongue, teeth, lips, glottis, velum, vocal folds. nasal cavity. (hard) palate. soft palate/velum. uvula. oral cavity. alveolar ridge. tongue tip (apex)


Marvin Stanley   |   Member since 2017  |  ✔ Verified

How do humans produce sound?

The human beings produce sound by using the voice box which is called larynx. The voice box is situated in our throat at the top of the windpipe. The human voice box contains two ligaments known as vocal cords . Sound is produced by the vibrations of vocal cords.


Nick Freeburn   |   Member since 2016  |  ✔ Verified

Where is the glottis located in a human?

Glottis, either the space between the vocal fold and arytenoid cartilage of one side of the larynx and those of the other side, or the structures that surround that space. See larynx.


Sofia Gray   |   Member since 2020  |  ✔ Verified

What is the function of teeth in speech?

The mouth is essential for speech. With the lips and tongue, teeth help form words by controlling airflow out of the mouth. The tongue strikes the teeth or the roof of the mouth as some sounds are made. When we eat, our teeth tear, cut, and grind food in preparation for swallowing.


Russel Thompson   |   Member since 2009  |  ✔ Verified

What muscles are involved in speech?

Oral Cavity. -Most significant cavity for speech production. Risorius. -Inserts into the corners of the mouth. Buccinator. -Lies deeper than risorius but parallel. Muscles above the lips. -Mid-lateral region of the upper lip. Levators. -Levator Anguli Oris. Levator Anguli Oris. Zygomatic Major. Depressor.


Kamila Boyle   |   Member since 2013  |  ✔ Verified

What are the four processes needed for speech production?

Speech, then, is produced by an air stream from the lungs, which goes through the trachea and the oral and nasal cavities. It involves four processes: Initiation, phonation, oro-nasal process and articulation.


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