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Exercises 1 . An English speaker’s knowledge includes the sound sequences of the language. When new products are put on the market, the manufacturers have to think up new names for them that conform to the allowable sound patterns. Suppose you were hired by a manufacturer of soap products to name five new products. What names might you come up with? List them . We are interested in how the names are pronounced. Therefore , describe in any way you can how to say the words you list. Suppose, for example, you named one detergent Blick. You could describe the sounds in any of the following ways : bl as in blood, i as in pit, ck as in stick bli as in bliss, ck as in tick b as in boy, lick as in lick 2 . Consider the following sentences. Put a star (*) after those that do not seem to conform to the rules of your grammar, that are ungrammatical for you . State, if you can, why you think the sentence is ungrammatical . a. Robin forced the sheriff go . b. Napoleon forced Josephine to go . c. The devil made Faust go . d. He passed by a large pile of money . e. He came by a large sum of money
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Unformatted text preview: . f. He came a large sum of money by . 1 clear Cl as in close e as in eat ar as in around . C as in cat le as in letter ar as in aroma . Cl as in clock ear as in ears . Squeaky Sq as in squash, uea as in Squeak as in quick y as in young 2 a. Robin forced the sheriff go*- to go . b. Napoleon forced Josephine to go . c. The devil made Faust go*- to go . d. He passed by a large pile of money*- near . e. He came by a large sum of money*- across . f. He came a large sum of money by . 320 CHAPTER 6 What Is Language ? g. Did in a corner little Jack Horner sit ? h. Elizabeth is resembled by Charles . i. Nancy is eager to please . j. It is easy to frighten Emily . k. It is eager to love a kitten . l. That birds can fly amazes . m. The fact that you are late to class is surprising . n. Has the nurse slept the baby yet ? o. I was surprised for you to get married . p. I wonder who and Mary went swimming . q. Myself bit John . r. What did Alice eat the toadstool with ? s. What did Alice eat the toadstool and ?...
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