1.What is phonetic alphabet ?
2.What part is played by the lungs in speaking ?
3.what do mean when we say a certain sound is voiced and another is voiceless ?underline the voiced consonant sounds in the following:mud,shunt,belly,ledsure,get
4.For each of the following words,check wheather the beginning sounds is voiced or voiceless.
Word Voiced Voiceless
5.Name the cavities above the glottis trough which air can pass when we breathe out.
6.a)What happens in a velic closure ?
b)What consonants are produced with the velic closed ?
7.What distinguishes vowel segments from consonant segment ?
a)write the following words in phonetic transcription :mouth,cat,peach,song,fan,dodge,though,walked
b)take each consonant in the above word and answer the following questions on it (use a mirror to look in your mouth if you are uncertain)
• are you the vocal cord vibrating ?
• what is the point of articulation ?
• what is the menner of articulation ?
• is the air passing through the oral or nasal cavity ?
9.Give to examples for each of the following in English words:(refer to the English vowel in fig.6)
a.Close Back Vowel d.Half-Close Front Vowel
b.Open Back Vowel e.Open Front Vowel
c.Close Front Vowel f.Half-Open Back Vowel