Speech production includes three main mechanisms. These are:
In this article I hope to give you a brief introduction to these mechanisms and what they do.
Respiration involves how the the airstream is speech production is created. In English speech the airstream usually comes outward from the lungs.
After the airstream is created, the airstream passes through the larynx. The larynx modifies the the airstream before it gets to the articulators above the larynx. The voicing of a sound happens in the larynx.