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Unformatted text preview: LING110 In a word Assignment #1: Due Feb 5 th In each of the following sets of sounds, no phonological feature other than [consonantal] is shared by all four sounds and one particular sound is distinctive from the other three with respect to its phonological feature(s). Ignore the shared feature [consonantal] and the distinction of [nasal]/[oral]. Identify this particular sound in each set: (1) [v, g, d, s] a. v b. g c. d d. s (2) [f, v, z, k] a. f b. v c. z d. k (3) [b, f, m, s] a. b b. f c. m d. s (4) [t, n, z, f] a. t b. n c. z d. f (5) Analogous request with the set of vowels below: a. [o] b. [ae] c. [u] d. [a] (6) Which of the following pairs illustrates a change from voiced to voiceless with all other features remaining invariant? a. /b/ b /t/ b. /m/ b /n/ c. /d/ b /t/ d. /b/ b /d/ (7) Many dialects of English do not have fricatives at the beginning of words such as this and thin . Instead, such dialects would pronounce these words [ds] and [tn]. What features must change to produce [d] and [t] instead of [ ] and ? a. Voicing and place b. Place and manner c. Place and nasality d. Manner and nasality e. Height and voicing (8) Imagine that a language has the following rule: vowels agree in height with the first vowel in a word. Given this rule, which of these words do you not expect to find in this language?...
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