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segments
discrete units of speech stream and can be further divided into cateogories consonants and vowels
suprasegmentals
properties such as stress, tone, and intonation that apply to entire strings of consonants and vowels
nucleus
heart of a syllable - carrying suprasegmental information such as stress, loudness, and pitch - (vowels are much better suited than consonants)
monophthongs
simple vowels - single configuration of the vocal tract

ex. knives (m) v. naive (d)
diphthongs
complex vowels - composed of a sequence of two different configurations

ex. knives (m) v. naive (d)
articulation
motion or positioning of some part of the vocal tract
larynx
voice box - contains vocal folds and glottis
vocal tract
above larynx - composed of oral and nasal cavities
glottal system
part of respiratory system located below the larynx