Sunday, 6 February 2011

Applied Linguistics: Phonetics Exercise 1


Using the phonetic symbols posted previously, answer the following questions:

1. Write the phonetic symbol for the first sound in each word, according to your pronunciation.

a. chasm
b. psalm
c. eager
d. knife
e. philosophy
f. carol
g. thinker
h. central
i. use
j. justice

2. Write the phonetic symbol for the last sound in each word, according to your pronunciation.

a. wires ________

g. moth ________
b. following ________

h. mash ________
c. baked ________

i. she ________
d. language ________

j. idea ________
e. catch ________

k. pass ________
f. Mac ________

l. filth ________


3. Write the following words in phonetic transcription, according to your pronunciation.

a. eats
b. shoes
c. mast
d. cut
e. lick
f. look
g. opened
h. songs
i. wreathe
j. helped
k. fastened
l. oceans
m. joyful
n. mine
o. clown
p. around
q. laundry
r. itchy
s. dry
t. beauty
u. stayed
v. ground