Ventriloquists and labial sounds

Gerald Cohen gcohen at UMR.EDU
Mon Feb 21 03:18:15 UTC 2000

     Yesterday I confidently told one of my classes that it is impossible
to make the sounds m, p, or b without using the lips.  And I invited the
students to test this out at leisure when they're alone somewhere.

    One of my students then raised his hand and asked how ventriloquists
can make a labial sound.   Hmmm.  Can someone help me out with an answer to

-----Gerald Cohen

gcohen at

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