Phonetics Test

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Phonetics Test


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  • 1. 
    In longer words with late stress we might have three winds of stress
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Yod  coalescence is a wind of assimilation
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Liaison should not be applied in English.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The intrusive r occurs whenever one word ends and another begins with a vowel
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    English is a syllable timed language
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The articles never occur in their strong forms
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    In English stressed syllables tend to occur at equal intervals of time
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    An English foot can begins either with a stressed or unstressed syllable
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Weak forms are used mainly when the word is unstressed
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Prepositions if found at the end of a utterance, appear in their strong form
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Suffix-ette belongs to suffixes which carry the stress
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Every English word has both primary and secondary stress
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Alveolar consonants are stable, i.e. not likely to undergo elision or assimilation
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Suffix ‘graphy’ influences stress in the stem of a word
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Suprasegmental phonetics deals with the sounds produced in the upper part of the vocal tract
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    In longer words often more syllables than one must be stressed
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The antepenultimate syllable is the second syllable from the end of a word
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The linking “r” is used only after certain vowels
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Words with identical spelling, e.g. abstract or produce have an early stress? Nouns and adjectives
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    In case of morphologically simple words there is a tendency to stress? Diphthongs and the ones, which end with more than one consonant
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False