articulators


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ar·tic·u·la·tors

(ahr-tik'yŭ-lā-tŏrz)
Organs of the speech mechanism that form the configurations required for production of meaningful speech sounds, i.e., the teeth, lips, mandible, tongue, velum, and pharynx.
See also: speech mechanism
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Contract notice: Lf - semi-adaptable articulator and mechanical arch ii
The articulators are free to move about when the jaw is disengaged from the singing process.
Face-bows were developed to enable the opening and closing axis of the articulator to be similar to that of the patients' dental arches with the skull.
A first explanation for this Romance profusion of demonstratives is partially in the history of Latin conjunction (Cj): most conjunctions were monosyllabic and disappeared, being their function of inter-clausal articulator assumed by conjunctive phrases containing demonstratives.
The reason for this is that the air coming from lungs is compressed between the vocal folds and the point of contact between active and passive articulators.
4) However, the authors never suggested using face bows to mount upper models in articulators.
The following geometrical features of articulators are extracted and analyzed:
The complexity comes from the fact that spoken words require the coordinated efforts of numerous "articulators" in the vocal tract the lips, tongue, jaw and larynx but scientists have not understood how the movements of these distinct articulators are precisely coordinated in the brain.
The complexity comes from the fact that spoken words require the coordinated efforts of numerous "articulators" in the vocal tract - the lips, tongue, jaw and larynx - but scientists have not understood how the movements of these distinct articulators are precisely coordinated in the brain.
The complexity comes from the fact that spoken words require the coordinated efforts of numerous "articulators" in the vocal tract -- the lips, tongue, jaw and larynx -- but scientists have not understood how the movements of these distinct articulators are precisely coordinated in the brain.
Staging an intimate club performance to give a throughline to Stuart's beautiful footage of the eponymous music festival, it situates Pryor among Jesse Jackson, the Stax stable, and the ordinary people of Watts, recognizing him as one of the most imaginative articulators of post-civil rights black consciousness, ecstatic but still embattled.
At this stage, children improve the movement of oral articulators and expand their oral and metalinguistic universe so that in the period between three and six years of age they can be understood by those who are not part of their social environment [13].