Linguistics exercises

ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS

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

(i) Circle the word(s) that end with a labio-dental consonant:
laugh cat wolf mat love cub

(ii) Circle the word(s) that begin or end with an velar consonant:
goat nip cake sip sing crazy

(iii) Circle the word(s) that begin with a glide:
wealth onion young junior one yell

(iv) Circle the word(s) that end with an oral stop (plosive) :
globe mouth guide weight page troupe black

(v) Circle the word(s) that end with an affricate:
lurch lodge lose health width drift

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

(i) [ʒ]

(ii) [b]

(iii) [ɹ]

(iv) [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):

(i) Voiceless inter-dental fricative

(ii) voiced alveolar central approximant

(iii) voiceless post-alveolar affricate

(iv) voiced bilabial nasal

(v) voiceless velar plosive

3. (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

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

Palatal
Definition& example:

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

a. Social ________________________________________
b. secondary_______________________________________
c. Comment ______________________________________

4. Write down the full phonetic description of the sounds represented by the following symbols:
a. [ʌ]_________________________________________________
b. [e] _________________________________________________
c. [ə] _________________________________________________
d. [ɪ] _________________________________________________

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