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   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 ?
        c.    affricates?
    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.

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.

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