LIGN111-H6-Thai

LIGN111-H6-Thai - LIGN 111 Phonology Sample problem set...

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LIGN 111 — Phonology UCSD, Winter 2010 Prof. Bakovi ć p. 1 of 2 Sample problem set: Phonemeic analysis of Thai * Note : This problem set, like some others we’ll see, comes from a secondary source that did not use the IPA and in which there were some transcriptional inconsistencies. I’ve made a few super- ficial changes to correct for some of this; any remaining inconsistencies are not significant. The set of obstruents in Thai is fully exemplified in the following examples. Determine the set of obstruent phonemes in Thai. Specifically, do [p ˺ , t ˺ , k ˺ ] (unreleased voiceless stops) represent distinct obstruent phonemes, or are they derived allophones of other phonemes? If the latter, which phonemes are they derived from? Justify your choice, and if the evidence is insufficient on the basis of criteria established so far, suggest what criteria might lead to the appropriate choice. Note: No words begin with [ ɡ ] in Thai. 1. [bil] ‘Bill’ 24. [myy] ‘hand’ 2. [saam] ‘three’ 25. [ ŋә n] ‘silver’ 3. [jaa] ‘medicine’ 26. [h ɔɔ ] ‘package’ 4. [rak ˺ ] ‘love’ 27. [baa] ‘crazy’ 5. [lo ŋ ] ‘go down’ 28. [bryy] ‘extremely fast’ 6. [haa] ‘five’ 29. [plaa] ‘fish’ 7. [dii] ‘good’ 30. [caan]
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