Phonology : The Sound Test

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Phonology : The Sound Test

Phonology is the study of the patterns of sounds in a language and across languages. Put more formally, phonology is the study of the categorical organisation of speech sounds in languages; how speech sounds are organised in the mind and used to convey meaning.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which word has two voiced consonants?
    • A. 

      Side

    • B. 

      Tall

    • C. 

      Big

  • 2. 
    Which word contains a diphtong?
    • A. 

      Male

    • B. 

      Meat

    • C. 

      Music

  • 3. 
    Which set of words is a minimal pair?
    • A. 

      Sink - single

    • B. 

      These - those

    • C. 

      Their - there

  • 4. 
    Which set of words has linking in connected speech?
    • A. 

      Fish and chips

    • B. 

      Baby boy

    • C. 

      Nice food

  • 5. 
    How many phonemes are there is the word 'dangerous'?
    • A. 

      Seven

    • B. 

      Eight

    • C. 

      Nine

  • 6. 
    Which word is stressed on the third syllable?
    • A. 

      Alphabet

    • B. 

      Interrupt

    • C. 

      Decision

  • 7. 
    Which word is stressed on the third syllable?
    • A. 

      /ˌma:ɡəˈziːn/

    • B. 

      /ˌmæɡæˈziːn/

    • C. 

      /ˌmæɡəˈziːn/

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