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By B. Siertsema

If Phonetics is a relatively fresh topic for ecu scholars of international languages and is eyed via them with a few sus­ picion as an invention that's intended to make their experiences 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 out giving a suggestion 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 research of a overseas language is to be modern its phonetics can't be overlooked; to the contrary, it really is as very important because the examine of its spelling, if no more so. With the discovery of radio and mobile, of gramophone and tape-recorders, the significance of the spoken notice has elevated immensely and it really is way more crucial now than it was once 100 years in the past that those that research a overseas language should still learn how to converse it competently. hence a brand new topic has been additional 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 examine of ways to coach those sounds.

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Do they each have a corresponding nasal? 236. What is the difference between the second d in did I and that in I didn't? 237. What do you call the last phenomenon? Explain what happens. 238. Do you only hear nasal plosion in the group dn? Examples. 239. How will Africans often pronounce didn't and why? 240. Compare the first and the last t in title. What do you call this kind of plosion? Explain what happens. 241. Is the first plosive in shut the door an alveolar plosive? How is it normally pronounced?

234. Which of the plosives p, t, k, have a voiced counterpart? 235. Do they each have a corresponding nasal? 236. What is the difference between the second d in did I and that in I didn't? 237. What do you call the last phenomenon? Explain what happens. 238. Do you only hear nasal plosion in the group dn? Examples. 239. How will Africans often pronounce didn't and why? 240. Compare the first and the last t in title. What do you call this kind of plosion? Explain what happens. 241. Is the first plosive in shut the door an alveolar plosive?

384. " 385. Which of the "tunes" is often heard in questions beginning with an auxiliary? 386. " 387. What happens to the unstressed syllables after the last stressed syllable of a sentence if this is on a falling tone? 388. What happens to the unstressed syllables after the last stressed syllable of a sentence when this is on a level or rising tone? 389. ", he asked. ) if the question ends on a rising tone? 390. What is the tone of he asked etc. if the question ends on a falling tone, in the sentence of No.

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