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Department
English
Course
ENGL 2105
Professor
Robin Norris
Semester
Winter

Description
-Pg 236 map of mouth (phonetics) -phonology/phonetics/phonemes -Dental sound, palatal sound. Different sounds for different parts of mouth where sounds formed -Vowels are usually described based on where in the mouth they are produced -Ease of articulation refers to how easily things are said. Linguists try for this. -phonemes differentiate word meanings -one tool to decide if sounds are phonemese=minimal pairs. A minimul pair is Pat vs Pete (only differ by 1 phoneme) -Eng has many new sounds/phonemes -other languages use more/others than we do -aspiration POT vs spot (pot=puff of air whereas spot not) -for us, allophones of same phoneme -don’t create meaningful difference in our lang, but will for people from other langs -use slantly lines for phonemes and pointy brackets for spelling -
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