Try to say the alphabet without moving your lips or your tongue. Every letter will sound exactly the same. - from the American Language section of www.odd-info.com
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Try to say the alphabet without moving your lips or your tongue. Every letter will sound exactly the same. - from the American Language section of www.odd-info.com

The web site appears grossly misinformed. The letters K and N can be spoken without moving the lips or tongue and sound quite different.

Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs
(Ottawa, Canada)
Try to say the alphabet without moving your lips or ... the same. - from the American Language section of www.odd-info.com

The web site appears grossly misinformed. The letters K and N can be spoken without moving the lips or tongue and sound quite different.

As I say it, "n" requires quite a bit of tongue movement. Unless you mean a silent "n".

John
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The web site appears grossly misinformed. The letters K and N can be spoken without moving the lips or tongue and sound quite different.

As I say it, "n" requires quite a bit of tongue movement. Unless you mean a silent "n".

K and N both require tongue movement. Just different parts of the tongue.

Ray
UK
Try walking without moving your legs. You won't be able to do that, either.

DC
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Try to say the alphabet without moving your lips or your tongue. Every letter will sound exactly the same. - from the American Language section of www.odd-info.com

Amazing!...the B in "debt" sounds just like the C in "indict", the D in "handsome", the G in "gnome" and the S in "viscount"..r

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Try to say the alphabet without moving your lips or ... the same. - from the American Language section of www.odd-info.com

That's not true, but not for the reasons others have given. Your insturctions were to try to say something without moving my lips or tongue. I did this, but the letters didn't all sound alike. That's because I tried and I failed. I still moved my tongue. And the letters didn't all sound alike, as you said they would.
Amazing!...the B in "debt" sounds just like the C in "indict", the D in "handsome", the G in "gnome" and the S in "viscount"..r

You don't pronounce the d in handsome?
Native speakers of English don't, unless dictating to children. In the same way they don't utter a /d/ in saying "sandwich" or "handbag" (which in rapid speech is indistinguishable from "ham-bag").
That's not true, but not for the reasons others have ... said they would. You don't pronounce the d in handsome?

Native speakers of English don't, unless dictating to children. In the same way they don't utter a /d/ in saying "sandwich" or "handbag" (which in rapid speech is indistinguishable from "ham-bag").

I'm English and have just a vestige of a "d" in handsome and a subdued but audible one in sandwich, but a full one in handbag (hand-bag).
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