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Linguistic Test 2

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The energy transmitted by a sound wave, in phonetics usually by a speech wave

In phonology, a segment which occupies a syllabic margin

A sound produced near or on the alveolar ridge

Any acoustic characteristic of a segment which aids in the recognition of that segment in speech

A word which has been copied into a language from another language, because of contact

A geographical region in which several unrelated languages share a number of linguistic features which are not widespread among languages generally or not shared with related languages elsewhere

Any of various proposals for ranking consonants according to some intrinsic property or according to their susceptibility to some process

A distinctive feature which is related primarily to an acoustic characteristic of a segment, rather than to an articulatory characteristic

That part of the complete grammar of a language which contains at least the lexical and grammatical morphemes, including any peculiarities which these may exhibit

Variations in how a phoneme is pronounced which do not create a meaning difference in words

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