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Unformatted text preview: English gloss 1. a) [p_ha~Za] it is porous and soft b) [p_ha~Ga] it is porous and hard 2. a) [ptuGa] small pieces are cracked off so they fall off b) [ptuza] it is bent forward c) [ptuZa] small pieces are cracked but not broken off 3. a) [SuZa] it is badly bruised b) [suza] it has a slight bruise c) [xuGa] it is fractured 4. a) [Sli] semiliquid matter is being squeezed out b) [xli] it is muddy material c) [sli] a thin liquid (e.g., water) is being squeezed out 5. a) [zi] it is yellow b) [Zi] it is tawny c) [Gi] it is brown Now compare the words in each intensity-ordered list you have determined. You should discover that the sounds that change from word to word are always in a definite and consistent order, correlating with the changes from lower to higher intensity in the meanings. The data have two such series of sounds. What are they? How would you describe the progression in phonetic terms? What is the relation between the two series?...
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- Spring '08