Second IPA Quiz...for Those Who Have Nothing Else To Do.

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Yep. It's another one. Prepare yourself.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A potentially long vowel, such as [i], is LONG when...
    • A. 

      It is followed by any consonant, but only in the unstressed position.

    • B. 

      It is in the stressed position and followed by a voiceless consonant.

    • C. 

      It is in the stressed position and followed by a voiced consonant.

    • D. 

      It is in the unstressed position and followed by the word "skittle."

    • E. 

      ...wait a minute...[i] is ALWAYS long.

  • 2. 
    If a vowel is half-long, the diacritical mark it receives is...
    • A. 

      A tiny "h" (for "half-long") in the lower right corner.

    • B. 

      One measly little dot to the right.

    • C. 

      A happy face.

    • D. 

      No mark at all.

    • E. 

      An underline.

  • 3. 
    [U] is a(n) _____________ vowel.
    • A. 

      Front

    • B. 

      Middle

    • C. 

      Back

    • D. 

      Ugly

    • E. 

      Potentially long

  • 4. 
    Which word would get a "liquid u"?
    • A. 

      Noodle

    • B. 

      Boot

    • C. 

      Puck

    • D. 

      Puke

    • E. 

      Flute

  • 5. 
    What vowel sound is known as the "diamond of good speech"?
    • A. 

      E

    • B. 

      æ

    • C. 

      ʌ

    • D. 

      ɪ

    • E. 

      ɜ