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Assignment on Varieties of EnglishASSESSMENT 21.Research on Asian Englishes from the outer circle and fill the table below.English VarietyPhonological Features(Pronunciation/accent)Lexical Features(vocabulary)PhilippineEnglish1.Has a rhotic accent ( pronounce the /r/ inwords like large and park), but thelocal /r/ is an alveolar flap, not an AmEretroflex.2.It is syllable timed, following the rhythm of thelocal languages; full value is therefore given tounstressed syllables andSCHWAis usuallyrealized as a full vowel.3. Certain polysyllables have distinctive stresspatterns.4. Intonation is widely characterized as ‘singsong’5. The distinction between /s, z/ and / ,/ is notʃ ʒmade6. Interdental /, ð/ are often rendered as /t, d/,ɵso that three of these is spoken as ‘tree of dese’.1. Some words are loaned translations such as;open the light/radio turn on the light/radio,joke only I'm teasing you, he is playing andplaying he keeps on playing, etc.2. Has preference for certain words such as; CR forbathroom, BROWN OUT for blackout, COURSE formajor, SLIPPERS for flip flops.3. Has unusual word combinations such as; results to- results in, fill up - fill out,cope up - cope with,based from - based on.4. Uses unusual prepositional usage like it’s for free -its free, failed in - failed, taking up - taking /studying.

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