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Fictional Linguistics: Six Million Forms of Communication and Counting...
Worksheet: Lesson I.B, Vowels

Part I:

This works like your first assignment (which, if you haven't yet completed that one, please do it too :-) : For each of the vowels listed below, list three words in which that sound can be heard. (This may differ between dialects, so not everyone may agree on answers...that's ok.)

Example: /a/ __father, starve, cot___


1. /i/ ________________
2. /I/ ________________
3. /e/ ________________
4. /E/ ________________
5. /&/ ________________
6. /@/ ________________
7. /V/ ________________
8. /u/ ________________
9. /U/ ________________
10. /o/ ________________
11. /O/ ________________
12. /a/ ________________


If you forget what these symbols stand for, see the table in the lesson.

Part 2:

This combines the vowel symbols and the consonants. (Consult the table of consonant symbols here if you need them.) Within the /slashes/ is the phonetic transcription of an English word, using the symbols we have learned. Figure out what that word is - sound it out, and type it in!

Example: /sIk@mOr skajwOk@r/ __Sycamore Skywalker__
Example: /brajt/ __bright__
Example: /izi/ __easy__


1. /teb@l/ ___________________
2. /mOrnin/ ___________________
3. /fjuC@r/ ___________________
4. /rajt/ ___________________ (multiple answers possible! give at least one)
5. /siN/ ___________________
6. /sajfajvajn/ ___________________
7. /leNgwIJ/ ___________________
8. /fojl/ ___________________
9. /fawl/ ___________________
10. /vajl/ ___________________
11. /klawd sIdi/ ___________________
12. /kIks/ ___________________
13. /Int@rnEt/ ___________________
14. /Vp/ ___________________
15. /b&nd/ ___________________
16. /luk/ ___________________
17. /lUk/ ___________________
18. /Tro/ ___________________
19. /kat/ ___________________
20. /kOt/ ___________________ (19 and 20 are a tricky minimal pair...if you don't recognize the difference, that's ok, we'll go over it later...)
21. /bOd@l/ ___________________
22. /priC/ ___________________
23. /rajz/ ___________________
24. /hElo/ ___________________
25. /helo/ ___________________
26. /r&D@r/ ___________________
27. /redar/ ___________________
28. /&Z@r/ ___________________
29. /frES/ ___________________
30. /jVN/ ___________________
31. /hu/ ___________________
32. /@we/ ___________________

Bonus points: Translate your SFV alias into phonetic transcription! Example: Sycamore Skywalker = /sIk@mOr skajwOk@r/



Okay, pencils down, let's see what you came up with!

Note that one problem with this is going to be that the capital "I" used for the high front lax unrounded vowel in "sit" is going to look just like the lowercase "l" used for the consonant in "look". Hopefully you will be able to tell them apart by context...

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