Assignment 3 – LINA01H3F Fall 2020

Assignment 3 – LINA01H3F Fall 2020

 

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Question 1:

In each set of symbols, there is one that doesn’t belong. Identify the odd one out, and then name the characteristic that the rest of the symbols share. The first one has been done for you. [5 points]

 

Odd one out                               The rest are all…

  1. [ b m d g ]    [m]                                   oral                
  2. [ i u ɛ ʊ ]                                                                     
  3. [ b t d g ]                                                                     
  4. [ t s z r dʒ ]                                                                     
  5. [ i o e ɑ ]                                                                     
  6. [ t f z ʒ ]                                                                     

 

 

Question 2:

Give the broad transcription and narrow transcription for each of the following English words being sure to use correct bracketing.  Your narrow transcriptions should indicate aspiration, liquid devoicing, Canadian raising, flapping/tapping, nasalization, and syllabic consonants, if applicable. The first one has been done for you. [9 points – 1.5 each]

 

Broad transcription                Narrow transcription

  1. Can    /kæn/                                          [kʰæ̃n]            
  2. Might                                                                                                
  3. Friend                                                                                    
  4. Jittery                                                                                    
  5. Tackle                                                                                    
  6. Pleased                                                                                    
  7. Spies                                                                                    

 

 

 

 

Question 3:

Examine the following set of words from Alphish (a made-up language) and answer the questions that follow based on this data. [6 points – 3pts each]

 

[sora]   ‘hawk’                         [toma] ‘book’                         [mazis]            ‘corn’

[sezar] ‘king’                          [fuzet] ‘lock’                          [tizut]  ‘read’

[dorat] ‘advisor’                      [doras] ‘twice’                         [soma] ‘dream’

 

  1. First, compare [t] and [s]:

 

  1. Are [t] and [s] distinct phonemes in Alphish, or are they allophones of the same phoneme?

 

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  1. Justify your answer above. In other words, what aspect of the Alphish data lead you to make this conclusion?

 

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  1. Now, compare [s] and [z].

 

  1. Are [s] and [z] distinct phonemes in Alphish, or are they allophones of the same phoneme?

 

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  1. Justify your answer above. In other words, what aspect of the Alphish data lead you to make this conclusion?

 

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