By Peter Ladefoged
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2 with one of the other vowels followed by [ r ], while most British English speakers have additional diphthongs in these words. In each case, the end of the diphthong is [ E ], the same symbol we used for the beginning of the diphthong in hoe for most British English speakers. We will discuss this symbol further in the next paragraph. Some (usually old-fashioned) British English speakers also use a diphthong in words like poor, cure that can be transcribed as [ ÁE ]. Some people have a diphthong [ aE ] in words such as fire, hire [ faE, haE ].
But some speakers of English contrast pairs of words such as which, witch; why, wye; whether, weather. These speakers will have to transcribe the first consonants of each of these pairs of words with [ hw ]. Note that, phonetically, the [ h ] is transcribed before [ w ] in that it is the first part of each of these words that is voiceless. o o o o o o THE TRANSCRIPTION OF VOWELS The transcription of the contrasting vowels (the vowel phonemes) in English is more difficult than the transcription of consonants for two reasons.
All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. 16 Copyright 2010 Cengage Learning, Inc. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Exercises 31 cat think nut Copyright 2010 Cengage Learning, Inc. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. 17 The waveform of the phrase Tom saw nine wasps. 5 seconds J. In the next chapter, we will start using phonetic transcriptions. The following exercises prepare for this by pointing out the differences between sounds and spelling.
A Course in Phonetics (Sixth Edition) by Peter Ladefoged