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Simply sausages

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Childrens words

snake Sound
Scissors Sound
Swan Sound

About this sound

Sound

Example words

September passing piece string somebody understand generous stop syllable passenger circus space session disappear sauce smile sock sausage yes small see saucer house snow sun racing price slowly sail loosen glass sleep soft parcel race sky silver kissed nice scrape

How to make this sound

Sound is made by gently closing the teeth together and the lips are pulled sideways in a smile position. The tongue tip may be placed up on the ridge behind the front top teeth or just at the back of where the top and bottom teeth meet inside the mouth. The air is forced out over the centre (center) of the tongue out of the mouth to make a hissing or snake sound. The tongue does not stick out for this sound but stays behind the teeth. This is a non-voiced consonant the sound being made by the air stream coming out of the mouth. (Note: When the letter 'c' is followed by an e, i, or y it always says /s/).

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  1. We celebrate the anniversary next September.
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  2. Some people eat sausages with sauce.
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  3. The socks have sand in them.
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  4. My surprise parcel disappeared.
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  5. What is the price of that house?
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  6. Of course summer is a hot season.
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  7. They stopped to see the circus in the small town centre/center.
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  8. After he dressed he had to loosen his pants.
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  9. Yes, most of my business is in that office.
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  10. That's just the box for my books.
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