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LING 207 Spring 2018 Anthony Fan hf2 677899347 Group Project For our project, we first decided to choose English as the base of our new language system. During our discussion of the components of a single English word, we conclude that each word contains a vowel part and a consonant part. Based on this observation, we also found that even if we eliminate the vowel part of the word (there are also some exceptions) we could still understand the word. According to this fact, we finalized our phonological system which is focused on a consonant-only word system. Based on the phonological system of English, we categorized the consonant part of the English into seven different categories. We examined all the consonants for their ways to pronounce and conclude that, for all consonants, they can fall into either one of the seven categories, explosive, tongue friction, nasal/echo, curled tongue, lung, friction, semi-vowel. For the explosive consonants, they are easy to be differentiated. These consonants are produced by a burst of air from the mouth. For example, p at, b attle, c at, etc. The only problem within this group is the “th” sound. The reason is that “th” sound can also be produced by tongue friction. For example, “that” is explosive and “though” is more by tongue friction. We firstly want to combine these two “th” sound into explosive,
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