The IPA system

The International Phonetic Alphabet serves as an international standard for phonetic representation of language. The exercises will make you more acquainted with the IPA. Beside that, there is is attention for the feature system with which sounds can be described in a parametric way and there are some exercises concerning stress patterns.

IPA

a) Give the IPA notation of the vowels in the following list of words. If there is more than one in one word, separate them with spaces.

redding
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lijm
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olympiade
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pelikaan
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vuil
BilabialLabiodentalDentalAlveolarPostalveolarRetroflexPalatalVelarUvularPharyngealGlottal
Plosive
Nasal
Tril
Tap/Flap
Fricative
Affric.
Lateral Fric.
Approx.
Lateral Approx.
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FrontCentralBack
Close
Close-mid
Open-mid
Open
Primary stress:
Secondary stress:
Long:
Half-long:
scene
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hoed
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etappe
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beurs
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heimelijk
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zone
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b) Same exercise as a) but this time for the consonants.

export
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breed
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thee
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lach
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inpakken
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zakdoek
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garage
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oranje
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vanille
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c) And finally for the whole words. This time without spaces between vowels and consonants.

schoolvordering
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chocolademelk
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uitroeien
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Chinees
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enquête
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inlichtingendienst
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