The American W
The American V
The American W is made with pursed, rounded lips. The lips should have no contact with the teeth. Make sure your lower lip protrudes as much as your upper lip as you make this sound.
Use the recording below to try making the w sound in the syllables wah, wee, woo, why and woah.
The American V is made with the top teeth touching the lower lip. Lips should not round. Make sure you can feel your teeth against your bottom lip as you make this sound.
Use the recording below to try making the v sound in the syllables vah, vee, voo, vai and vo.