phonology hw - Erin Marek LIN 306 Chapter 7 Phonology 3...

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Erin Marek 11/1/07 LIN 306 Chapter 7 Phonology 3. Consider the distribution of [r] and [l] in Korean in the following words rubi “ruby” mul “water” kir-i “road (nom.)” pal “arm” saram “person” s ul ə “Seoul” irum-i “name (nom.)” ilgop “seven” ratio “radio” ibalsa “barber” Are [r] and [l] allophones of one or two phonemes?ONE a. Do they occur in any minimal pairs? NO b. Are they in complementary distribution? YES c. In what environments does each occur? [r] is followed by a vowel and [l] is proceeded by a vowel. d. If you conclude that they are allophones of one phoneme, state the rule that can derive the phonetic allophonic forms. [r] is either at the beginning of a sentence or follows a vowel and is always followed by a vowel. [l] is either at the end of a sentence following a vowel, or follows a vowel and is followed by a consonant. 4. Here are some additional data from Korean: son “hand” ihap ʃ “game” som “cotton” ilsu ʃ “mistake” sos l ə “novel” ipsam ʃ “thirteen” s k ɛ “color” inho ʃ “signal” isa “moving” ma ita ʃ “is delicious” sal “flesh” o ip ʃ “fifty” a. Are [s] and [ ] allophones of the same phoneme, or is each an allophone of a ʃ separate phoneme? Give your reasons. [s] and [ ] are allophones of the same phoneme because the same rules apply to both of ʃ them. b.
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