This 49th collection of students’ pearls of wisdom, laboriously digitised from hand-
The word ten can be pronounced as transcribed* below, in these utterances:
ten dots [ten] ten bins [tem] tens [ten] ten cots [teŋ] tenpins [tem]
Describe the pattern that you observe in the data.
NP → N (V).
The nasal consonants are voiced in a word-
Nasal sounds are long before plosives.
The sequences of the phonemes given, share the labels [+sonorant] [+stop] and they are voiced.
The coda of the pronunciations is a nasal sound. The onset and the peak are constant, which is [t] and [e] respectively.
The sounds at every end of each ‘ten’ is being mispronounced. The articulation of [n] involves rather complicated movements [+sonorant +nasal +coronal].
The last syllable of ‘ten’ shows that tem, ten, teŋ are minimal pairs.
Depends on the first sound of the following word or syllable, so it’s nasal due to the nasal pronunciation of the first sound of the following word or syllable.
The words require the labials to touch. The next utterance has bilabial articulators. The combined phoneme is read as [m].
The consonants following ten that are bilabial are also pronounced bilabial for final-
It follows place of articulation. The exception is [teŋ] when place of articulation is velar.
Consonants after voiced sonorants are plosives, if followed by a vowel.
Voiceless consonants after vowels. Alveolar.
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* The interested and/or confused reader may note that, as becomes apparent through the various scholarly works published from time to time in an outfit attracting international attention such as ours, our linguistic brethren across the big pond are not only separated from us by a common language, but also by a common transcription system. Thus, caveat lector
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