The sounds ‘p’ ‘b’ and ‘m’ share a viseme – they all have the same lipshape/facial movements.
Because of they share a viseme, they are known as homophenes – a homophene is a sound that shares a viseme with another sound.
- p/b/m is an easy viseme to see – it is visible on most speakers, even those who don’t move their mouths much when speaking.
- p/b/m is a common visible viseme – it is found in approximately 54% of English words.
- /p/ is the most common, followed by /m/, then /b/.
Can you give me an example of 3 words that would look similar because of the potential for p/b/m becoming confused?
For example: pat / bat / mat
Examples you might have thought of ….
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