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Lift the tongue up to the palate and cover it on the internal part of the superior dental arch. Apply a certain pressure on the internal part of the premolar teeth with the sides of the tongue and let the let the air flow just behind the place where you apply pressure.
We propose three ways to approach this gesture:
- Put the tongue as if you want to utter an [l] and directly after, without moving it utter an [i].
- Utter an ‘enya’. From this position you try to find the sound (the pressure and the position of the tongue of this two sounds reassemble).
- We can also can come closer to this sound based on the Castilian ‘ch’.
Once you have localised the sound, you have to practice the phoneme a lot in order to integrate the pressure, we have been talking about, into the speech and into all the positions in which it can be found. A good way to do this is to try to utter the sound using the help of manual action placing the fist of one hand on the palm of the other and turning it around (like if you were screwing it).