By B. Siertsema
If Phonetics is a relatively contemporary topic for ecu scholars of overseas languages and is eyed by way of them with a few sus picion as an invention that's intended to make their reviews tricky, it really is much more so with English Phonetics for African scholars. haven't Africans been studying English for over a century, and with reliable ends up in many situations, with out giving a idea 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 go earlier than they could get their measure? but if the learn of a overseas language is to be brand new its phonetics can't be ignored; to the contrary, it truly is as vital because the examine of its spelling, if no more so. With the discovery of radio and phone, of gramophone and tape-recorders, the significance of the spoken note has elevated immensely and it truly is way more crucial now than it used to be 100 years in the past that those that examine a international language may still learn how to communicate it accurately. hence a brand new topic has been further to the agenda of language scholars and academics: the examine and perform of the sounds of the language, and for the lecturers additionally the learn of the way to coach those sounds.
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95); the vowellikes are consonants which in some positions in the word have the function of vowels (See Chapter VI). 100. [nju: I stju: I Idju;}riU I Imilj;}n I 'pref;}s I Iglu:mia I IsouldJd (Isouldja) I Ivearias I a1pinjan I millenjam (mi1leniam)J. 51 V. Nasalized and Nasal 101. , as nasalized vowels and then omit the n's: [intefnJ, [pefnJ. 102. Tell them to make sure the tip of their tongue touches the teeth ridge for the n's; ask them to say ten and pen first, and then to pronounce the syllables -ten- and -pen- in the longer words in the same way.
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. - They have no headmaster but a headmistress. 332. Why do you stress some of these words differently? What is it called? 333. Mention some words with even stress on two syllables. 334. Administration.
When exhalation begins. They vibrate immediately when the outgoing breath passes through the glottis, which is lightly closed at the start. The vowel thus begins abruptly. The fourth way of beginning a vowel is that with the glottal plosive. Just as the aspirated beginning is a kind of exaggerated gradual beginning, the glottal plosive is a kind of exaggerated clear beginning: instead of lightly closed, the glottis is firmly closed at the beginning and the closure is only released when there is some pressure of the pent-up breath behind it.