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Linguistic Test 9

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A systematic modification, expressible in the form of a phonological rule, consciously introduced by a speaker attempting adaptation

A consonant is in position (or intervocalic position) when it comes between vowel sounds, as the /t/ in butter

A set of phonetic vowels used as reference points which do not relate to any specific language

A pure vowel

A type of language change in which all or most members of a speech community acquire innovations simultaneously or change their frequency of competing forms in step

A phoneme exhibiting no significant allophonic variation

The set of phonemic contrasts common to all varieties of a language

The paradigmatic relation between two or more segments which can occur in the same environment to produce different meanings

Systematic variation in the intensity and loudness of a segment (especially a voiced fricative) caused by the opening and closing of the glottis

The roof of the mouth which can be subdivided into the hard and the soft palate

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