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   Phonetics 1 - Exercise 5

State whether you are using RP or GA as a basis for your answers in this assignment.

1    Underline the STRESSED SYLLABLE in each of the following words, and give the keyword or phonetic symbol for the vowel in that syllable.

remark obtain correct mountain America affair  interest perfect (adjective) perfection intention period  accommodate photograph photography  severe severity

2    Underline the UNSTRESSED SYLLABLE or SYLLABLES in each of the following words, and give the keyword or phonetic symbol for the vowel in that syllable. In some cases the unstressed syllable will have a strong vowel but more usually it will be KIT or SCHWA.

accept except goodness triumph anxious naked attack particular perhaps obey consonant Canada Norway Norwegian Iceland Icelandic

3    When is weak KIT tensed? Give 3 examples of words (not the ones on the webpage!)

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