Phonology. October 24, 2012. Housekeeping. To begin with... Phonetics homeworks to hand in! Then: Another Simpsons-based Quick Write Today: We start working on Phonology… Friday: mid-term! Note: I changed my mind about the tables of consonants and vowels…
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October 24, 2012
‘nitrate’ /najtrejt/ palatalized
tip vs. dip ~ [t] vs. [d] ~ pat vs. pad
‘a little’ ‘to know’
‘world’ ‘to do’
‘sugar’ ‘to force/cause’
In Japanese, they are not contrastive sounds.
“And the Gileadites took the fords of the Jordan against the Ephraimites. And when any of the fugitives of Ephraim said, ‘Let me go over,’ the men of Gilead said to him, ‘Are you an Ephraimite?’ When he said, ‘No,’ they said to him, ‘Then say Shibboleth,’ and he said, ‘Sibboleth,’ for he could not pronounce it right; then they seized him and slew him at the fords of the Jordan.”
(Canadian) Jon (American) Steve