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Linguistic Test 4

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Mark added to phonetic symbols to provide additional information or example [ ̃] indicates nasalization
Any alternation in which the identity of the variant occurring can be predicted from its environment
A syllabic onset containing more than one consonant
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/).
The term refers to a variety of a language used by a group of people and distinguished by its grammar and lexis
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 coda containing more than one consonant
A theory of speech which holds that invariant acoustic patterns or properties corresponding to phonetic features are directly derivable from the speech signal invariant
Any part of the structure which is dominated by a single node
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

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