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(engineering acoustics)
Production of speech sounds.
Any sound mace during speech.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



in phonetics, the physical process of forming audible speech sounds. Phonation, the combined activity of the vocal apparatus, results in articulation. The term also designates the acoustic features of a sound that result in its aural perception and analysis. The production and perception of sounds interact in accordance with the principle of feedback. In the formation of a sound, the speaker’s acoustic regulation plays an important role, and in the perception of a sound, acoustic (sensory) analysis is supplemented by the listener’s internal articulatory (motor) regulation; that is, by analysis through synthesis.

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Perhaps more importantly, when the larynx is pulled up while we are phonating, normal free function of the vocal folds is not possible.
* Can it be jiggled from side to side while phonating?
Produce a turkey-like warble by phonating and wiggling the base of the tongue up and down without pushing the tip of the tongue out and back in.
If you are singing or talking, that is, if you're phonating (producing a sound with your voice), the vocal folds are vibrating.
By phonating into a thin straw, an oral pressure is built up that is proportional to lung pressure.
(45) By working the inspiratory muscles while phonating the beginning of a phrase, the student takes away much of the air pressure that could cause the larynx to react and overly tighten (Example 13).