Phonetics And Phonology Trivia

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1.

What is the characteristic of diphthongs?

Answer: There are 2 vowel sounds.
Explanation:
Diphthongs are characterized by having two vowel sounds. Unlike monophthongs, which have only one vowel sound, diphthongs involve a smooth transition between two different vowel sounds within the same syllable. This transition often creates a gliding or sliding sound, as the speaker moves from one vowel sound to another. Therefore, the correct answer is "There are 2 vowel sounds."
2.

The place of articulation for /f/ is ___________. This kind of sound is made with the lower lip and the upper teeth.

Answer: Labiodental
Explanation:
The correct answer is labiodental. The /f/ sound is produced by bringing the lower lip into contact with the upper teeth. This place of articulation is known as labiodental.
3.

Which manner of articulation will the sound be produced with the airflow channeled into the nasal passages?

Answer: Nasal
Explanation:
The sound will be produced with the airflow channeled into the nasal passages, which is known as nasal manner of articulation. This means that the sound is produced by allowing air to escape through the nose while blocking the airflow through the mouth. This results in a resonant and nasal quality to the sound.
4.

Phonemes that have alternative phonetic realizations are called ______________.

Answer: Allophones
Explanation:
Phonemes that have alternative phonetic realizations are called allophones. Allophones are different variations of a phoneme that do not change the meaning of a word. They are influenced by factors such as stress, position in a word, or neighboring sounds. For example, the /t/ sound in the word "top" may be pronounced as a soft /t/ in "little" or as a glottal stop in "button." These variations are considered allophones of the /t/ phoneme.
5.

Patterns of consonants and vowels for the word "sculpture" = ...................

Answer: CCVCCCVCV
Explanation:
The word "sculpture" has a pattern of consonants and vowels that can be represented as CCVCCCVCV. In this pattern, "C" represents a consonant and "V" represents a vowel. The word starts with the consonant "s", followed by the vowel "u", then the consonants "l" and "p", and finally the vowels "t", "u", and "r". This pattern accurately represents the arrangement of consonants and vowels in the word "sculpture".
6.

Patterns of consonants and vowels of "disestablishment" =.......

Answer: CVCVCCVCCVCCVCC
Explanation:
The pattern of consonants and vowels in the word "disestablishment" is CVCVCCVCCVCCVCC. This means that the word starts with a consonant (C), followed by a vowel (V), then another consonant (C), and so on. The pattern repeats throughout the word, alternating between consonants and vowels.
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