Linguistics exercises

ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS

 

  1. Do the following exercises; be careful not to be confused by spelling.

 

  • Circle the word(s) that end with a labio-dental consonant:

laugh         cat                   wolf                 mat                  love                 cub

 

  • Circle the word(s) that begin or end with an velar consonant:

goat           nip                   cake                 sip                    sing                  crazy

 

  • Circle the word(s) that begin with a glide:

wealth                   onion               young              junior               one                  yell

 

  • Circle the word(s) that end with an oral stop (plosive) :

globe          mouth              guide               weight             page     troupe              black

 

  • Circle the word(s) that end with an affricate:

lurch          lodge               lose                  health              width         drift

 

  1. (a) Write down the full phonetic description of the sounds represented by the following symbols:

 

  • [ʒ]

 

  • [b]

 

  • [ɹ]

 

  • [h]

 

 

(b)   Write down the phonetic symbols for the following sounds (you can cut and paste IPA symbols from the IPA chart or search online for IPA symbols):

 

  • Voiceless inter-dental fricative

 

  • voiced alveolar central approximant

 

  • voiceless post-alveolar affricate

 

  • voiced bilabial nasal

 

  • voiceless velar plosive

 

 

 

  1. (i) Identify the voiceless fricative(s) from the list below:

 

[p]                    [s]                    [v]                    [l]                     [ʃ]                    [f]                    [h]

 

 

(ii) Identify the voiced consonants from the list below:

 

[m]                   [θ]                    [ʒ]                    [t]                    [z]                    [j]                     [k]

 

 

(iii) Identify the alveolar consonants from the list below:

 

 

[f]                    [t]                    [s]                    [b]                    [n]                    [l]                    [h]

 

 

(iv)Identify the close vowels from the list below

 

[u]                    [e]                    [o]                    [a]                    [i]                     [ʊ]                   [ɛ]

 

LING1402 (L14B) Activity 2.2

ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS

  1. Do the following exercises; be careful not to be confused by spelling.

(i) Circle/highlight the word(s) that contain a rounded vowel:

fat        drew      though           heard        slim      root

(ii) Circle/highlight the word(s) that contain a high vowel:

team           fruit               said                  word              phone                    you

(iii) Circle/highlight the word(s) that contain a back vowel:

mate           jaw                    edge                    greet                  through

(iv) Circle/highlight the word(s) that contain a front vowel:

eight          dish                 threat           shirt         friend           girl

 

  1. Provide a definition and then provide an example associated with the term below:

 

Palatal

Definition& example: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

  1. Transcribe the following words using the formal English pronunciation:

 

  1. Social ________________________________________
  2. secondary_______________________________________
  3. Comment ______________________________________

 

  1. Write down the full phonetic description of the sounds represented by the following symbols:
  2. [ʌ]_________________________________________________
  3. [e] _________________________________________________
  4. [ə] _________________________________________________
  5. [ɪ] _________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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