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-Area above the larynx up to the root of the tongue and the rear of the soft palate the escape of air through the pharynx is influenced by 3 positions of the soft palate : * The soft palate may be lowered , as in normal breathing , so that air can escape through nose and mouth ( position assumed for the so-called French nasalised sounds ) * The soft palate may be lowered so that air can only escape through the nasal cavity as in the production of the English nasal consonants [ m , n ] * The soft palate can assume a raised position so that no air escapes through the nose , but only through the mouth ( oral cavity ) ; this is the normal position assumed for the production of all English speech sounds with the exception of the nasal consonants area above the larynx up to the root of the tongue and the rear of the soft palate the escape of air through the pharynx is influenced by 3 positions of the soft palate : the soft palate may be lowered , as in normal breathing , so that air can escape through nose and mouth ( position assumed for the so-called French nasalised sounds ) the soft palate may be lowered so that air can only escape through the nasal cavity as in the production of the English nasal consonants [ m , n ] the soft palate can assume a raised position so that no air escapes through the nose , but only through the mouth ( oral cavity ) ; this is the normal position assumed for the production of all English speech sounds with the exception of the nasal consonants ​+Area above the larynx up to the root of the tongue and the rear of the soft palate the escape of air through the pharynx is influenced by 3 positions of the soft palate: ​ 
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 +   * The soft palate may be lowered, as in normal breathing, so that air can escape through nose and mouth (position assumed for the so-called French nasalised sounds) ​ 
 +   * The soft palate may be lowered so that air can only escape through the nasal cavity as in the production of the English nasal consonants [m, n]  
 +   * The soft palate can assume a raised position so that no air escapes through the nose, but only through the mouth (oral cavity); this is the normal position assumed for the production of all English speech sounds with the exception of the nasal consonants ​