Son now pronouncing /g/ but 'over velarizing' it?

by Lindsay

I am a student in my junior year of communication disorders and I have a 4 year old son.

Until recently my son would substitute /d/ for /g/ and /t/ for /k/ (fronting?). He is now doing great with pronouncing /k/ and he can also pronounce /g/ but his /g/ is very 'velar'.

I'm not sure if that makes sense but it is kind of like a gulping sound. Is this something he will get over as he gets used to making the /g/ sound?

I have found your 'pronouncing the /g/ sound' tutorials very helpful, so thank you!!

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