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Linguistic Test 9

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

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

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

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 pure vowel

A phoneme exhibiting no significant allophonic variation

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

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

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

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

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