English Phonetics Quiz
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English Phonetics Quiz

Test your knowledge of English phonetics with this quiz! Answer questions about correct statements, phonemes, and vowel sounds in the English language.

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Questions and Answers

Which of the following is a correct statement about English phonetics?

English has 44 phonemes.

What is a phoneme in English?

A unit of sound that can change the meaning of a word.

Which of the following is an example of a vowel sound in English?

/i:/

Which of the following is a consonant sound in English?

<p>/ŋ/</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is a diphthong in English?

<p>/aɪ/</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is a voiced consonant sound in English?

<p>/z/</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Phonetics in English

  • A phoneme is a distinct unit of sound in a language that distinguishes one word from another.
  • Vowel sounds in English include /iː/ (as in "see"), /ɑː/ (as in "car"), and /uː/ (as in "boot").
  • Consonant sounds in English include /p/ (as in "pat"), /t/ (as in "tap"), and /k/ (as in "cat").
  • A diphthong in English is a combination of two vowel sounds pronounced in a single syllable, such as /aʊ/ (as in "how") or /eɪ/ (as in "play").
  • Voiced consonant sounds in English are those that are made by vibrating the vocal cords, such as /b/ (as in "bat"), /d/ (as in "dog"), and /g/ (as in "go").

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