Saturday, August 10, 2019

Aspects of Connected Speech - part 2 . research Thesis

Aspects of Connected Speech - part 2 . research - Thesis Example w?l] (ii) ‘No. I don’t think I will.’ Daniel: [w?l l l?s?n dn liv ?m ma? b?laf] (iii) ‘Well! Listen. Don’t leave on my behalf.’ [a? k? ?tz? ?ba?t? a?m ju? ?n? a? p s pas b?ha?nd ?s dn? ju das] (iv) ‘I think its about time you and I put this past behind us - don’t you Darc?’ [ lis? ste? f r? ?bde? drk w mi? j? ?m br h?] (v) ‘At least stay for a birthday drink with me and Bridg huh.’ Mark: [ba? brt] (vi) ‘Bye bridget’ Bridget: [mak] (vii) ‘Mark’ [wa? r ? ju h] (viii) ‘Why are you here?’ Daniel: [br a? s t?l? u wa j? a?m h] (ix) ‘Bridg I just told you why I’m here.’ [wa? w?z ma? wk? dasi h] (x) ‘Why was Mark wanker Darcy here?’ [ bl?di h?l we ? m?n?t hiz b?k] (xi) ‘Oh! Bloody hell! Wait a minute. He’s back.’ Mark: [?lra kliv r ? a?tsa?d] (xii) ‘Alright Cleaver, outside.’ Daniel: [a?m s?ri] (xiii) ‘Iâ€⠄¢m sorry?’ Mark: [a?tsa?d] (xiv) ‘Outside!’ Daniel: [d a? br ma? ?jul?m p?st?lz ? ma? s?d] (xv) ‘Should I bring my dualing pistols or my sword?’ [?lra h?l] (xvi) ‘Alright. ... The adjustment of the final nasal /n/ in ‘on’ to the bilabial articulation of /m/ in ‘my’ [?m ma?] in line (iii) is an instance of phonemic assimilation; the phoneme /n/ becomes the phoneme /m/ and thus shares the same attributes or features as the bilabial articulation of /m/. In this case, there is a single articulation of /m/ but it is lengthened in accordance with the final /m/ of the modified ‘on’ and the following initial /m/ of ‘my’. If the sound was not lengthened it would be heard as [?m a?], which is not considered natural to a native speaker of English. In line (v) we find another such assimilation with the words ‘and Bridg’, in which case the /d/ of ‘and’ is first dropped and the alveolar nasal /n/ assimilates with the following bilabial stop /b/; thus we find [?m br] instead of [?n br]. Similarly, phonemic assimilation is apparent in line (xv), which shows the final phoneme velar nasal /?/ in à ¢â‚¬Ëœdueling’ changing to the bilabial articulation of the initial bilabial /p/ in ‘pistols’ [?jul?m p?st?lz]; the nasal /?/ therefore shares the same attributes as the bilabial articulation of /p/. In line (ix) [t?l? u] we find further evidence of assimilation; this time however, it is likely the final alveolar /d/ of ‘told’ has assimilated in anticipation of the word initial palatal approximant /j/ of ‘you’ but because ‘you’ is unstressed the phonemes /d/ and /j/ have combined (coalesced) to arrive at [t?l? u]. This would be unlikely to happen if the word ‘you’ was stressed, wherein we would probably hear [t?l? ju]. In line (xv) we find further evidence of coalescent assimilation but this time within a word rather than across

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