By B. Siertsema

ISBN-10: 9024706998

ISBN-13: 9789024706990

ISBN-10: 940117752X

ISBN-13: 9789401177528

If Phonetics is a relatively contemporary topic for ecu scholars of overseas languages and is eyed through them with a few sus­ picion as an invention that's intended to make their stories tough, it really is much more so with English Phonetics for African scholars. haven't Africans been studying English for over a century, and with solid leads to many instances, with no giving a inspiration to its phonetics? Why introduce this new topic and upload to the variety of books they need to learn and the variety of examinations they need to move earlier than they could get their measure? but if the examine of a international language is to be modern its phonetics can't be missed; to the contrary, it truly is as vital because the research of its spelling, if no more so. With the discovery of radio and mobile, of gramophone and tape-recorders, the significance of the spoken note has elevated immensely and it really is way more crucial now than it used to be 100 years in the past that those that study a overseas language may still learn how to communicate it correctly. therefore a brand new topic has been extra to the time table of language scholars and academics: the learn and perform of the sounds of the language, and for the academics additionally the research of ways to coach those sounds.

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478. Do we always put the tip of the tongue between the teeth? 42 XX. ) 479. What are these two different ways of pronouncing th called? 480. Which of the two would you teach beginners and why? C 481. Transcribe: The coast was clear and the pirates sailed out. 482. What sort of sound is the first sound in coast. 483. Explain the terms you use. Do you see any other plosives in this sentence? 484. What is the relation between the last two? 485. Have you ever heard of a glottal plosive? Is it a phoneme in English?

What is this phenomenon called? 328. Is there any rule governing the stressing of such words? 329. Transcribe with primary stress marks: He is a Chinese; a Chinese lantern. This afternoon; afternoon tea. Quite unknown; an unknown traveller. She is eighteen; eighteen people. 330. Why do you change the stress in some of these words, and what is the phenomenon called? 331. Put primary stress marks in: She is his grandmother. His grandmother is dead, his grandfather lives in A. The headmaster wants you.

G. Oh! Always must I be the sucker! ::dwiz]. Vowels may end in the same four ways as they can begin. Oh! might be pronounced in highly emotional style with a strong h-sound after it, a "voiceless 0". Cf. Yoruba bi? which ends in a voiceless i. (Aspirated ending). When the Ooo! is drawn out longer, it will probably have the gradual ending, in which the vocal cords move back towards breathing position while exhalation goes on and the mouth is still in o-position. The voice (vibration) gradually dies out as the vocal cords move wider and wider apart; they do not stay in the h-position long enough for the h to be heard.

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