• Question: Why do we need are tong to talk?

    Asked by Caleb to Katie, Duane, Andy on 19 Nov 2014.
    • Photo: Katie Pickering

      Katie Pickering answered on 19 Nov 2014:

      The tongue helps us to form the shapes in our mouths that allow us to form the words. If you try to talk without moving your tongue its really difficult to say the words clearly.

    • Photo: Duane Mellor

      Duane Mellor answered on 19 Nov 2014:

      Yes as Katie says it helps to shape and change shape so sounds can vary. The varied sounds and noises then become words

    • Photo: Andrew Philp

      Andrew Philp answered on 19 Nov 2014:

      Talking requires us to form shapes with our mouths to produce certain noises that will form words. Your tongue helps fine-tune these shapes/noises into clear words.