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Department
Linguistics
Course
LING 101
Professor
David Crawford
Semester
Winter

Description
Linguistics 101 - Tutorial Problems for Week 2 In-Tutorial Problem Set 2 • Do this problem together as a group of 2 or 3 in tutorial • You do not have to hand this problem in • When printing, check the PDF version of this document first (the DOC version is also provided, but some characters may be missing if your system does not have fonts with all the IPA symbols installed). __________________________________________________________________________ Q1. The IPA symbol /e/ is used for the vowel in English ‘bait’. Identify four other words in English that use the same vowel; try to find a variety of spellings, if possible. Q2. The IPA symbol /o/ is used for the vowel in English ‘cone’. Identify four other words in English that use the same vowel; try to find a variety of spellings, if possible. Q3. The IPA symbol /æ/ is used for the vowel in English ‘had’. Identify four other words in English that use the same vowel; try to find a variety of spellings, if possible. Q4. The pair “pod” vs. “pad” is a minimal pair between /ɑ/ and / æ/”. That means the words have distinct meanings, based only on the difference in vowel quality between /ɑ/ and / æ/. Give three more minimal pairs where the meanings are distinguished only by these vowels. Q5. Transcribe (write in the IPA) each of the following words, • Use ONLY the IPA symbols • You do NOT have to represent predictable glottal stop in these examples (this is ‘broad’ transcription, where we omit predictable changes). pause saws stops Spock pot __________________________________________________________________________________ pass Oz sax socks as __________________________________________________________________________________ say sane zoo pay scone __________________________________________________________________________________ poke teak so sew zone __________________________________________________________________________________ Page 1 of 2 Q6. Schwa-the vs. /i/-the: The English word the can be pronounced either with a schwa (written as an upside- down e, ), or with the vowel /i/. It
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