Phonetics & phonology

The exercise was created 2019-05-15 by Aleexandra30. Question count: 7.

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  • Phoneme linguistically contrastive or significant sounds (belonging to a single mental category)
  • Minimal pairs pairs of words which differ with respect to only one sound
  • Allophone set of phones that are versions of one phonemes; linguistically non-significant variants of each phoneme
  • Complementary distribution when we have different allophones of a phoneme used in different places in the words (i.e. when you get one, you don’t get the other)
  • Assimilation making a sound segment more similar to the next one
  • Nasalization adding a nasal quality to a sound segment before a nasal sound
  • Elision leaving out a sound segment

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