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Linguistic Test 4

Welcome to your Linguistic Test 4

Any alternation in which the identity of the variant occurring can be predicted from its environment

A sequence of phonemes which patterns like a single phoneme, such as an affricate or a diphthong when these are analyzed as sequences

A syllabic onset containing more than one consonant

Any part of the structure which is dominated by a single node

A theory of speech which holds that invariant acoustic patterns or properties corresponding to phonetic features are directly derivable from the speech signal invariant

Obstruct the air flow so little that they could almost be classed as vowels if they were in a different context (e.g. /w/ or /j/).

A syllabic coda containing more than one consonant

Mark added to phonetic symbols to provide additional information or example [ ̃] indicates nasalization

The phase of speech, in which sound waves produced by vibrating air in the speaker's vocal tract travel through the air to reach a hearer's ear

The term refers to a variety of a language used by a group of people and distinguished by its grammar and lexis

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