|Phonetics 1 - Exercise 6|
1 What are the TWO main points of difference bwteen the pronunciations of feet and feed ?
2 What are the TWO main points of difference bwteen the pronunciations of rice and rise ?
3 What are the FIVE features which may distinguish between fortis and lenis con sonants in English?
Which of these features are important for the forti-lenis distinction in
a. plosives ?
b. fricatives ?
Give examples for each of a,b and c.
You will need to study my web-pages on fortis and lenis closely,
and read Roach on fortis, lenis, aspiration and glottalization,
in order to anbswer this question satisfactorily.
4 Gice examples of English words where an Icelander might use pre-aspiration.
Try to find examples which I do not give in my web pages.