Phonetics: Sound Production Quiz
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Phonetics: Sound Production Quiz

Test your knowledge of sound production in phonetics with this quiz. Describe the production of the sound /s/ and test your understanding of vocal cord vibration, tongue placement, and airflow.

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What is the main reason behind the voiceless nature of the sound /s/?

The vocal cords are not vibrating

Which of the following is a correct description of the sound /s/?

The air goes out gradually through a very narrow passage, causing friction noise

What causes the voiceless nature of the sound /∫/?

The vocal cords are not vibrating

Which feature describes the production of the sound /z/?

<p>The vocal cords are vibrating</p> Signup and view all the answers

What distinguishes the production of the sound /z/ from /s/?

<p>/z/ is a weak friction sound while /s/ is a strong friction sound</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which characteristic best describes the production of the sound /s/?

<p>Vocal cords do not vibrate and airflow is through the mouth</p> Signup and view all the answers

What distinguishes the production of the sound /z/ from /s/?

<p>Vocal cords vibrate and airflow is through the mouth</p> Signup and view all the answers

What causes the sound /∫/ to be voiceless (-v)?

<p>Vocal cords do not vibrate and airflow is through the mouth</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main reason behind the voiced nature of the sound /z/?

<p>Vocal cords vibrate and airflow is through the mouth</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why does the sound /∫/ have a closed passage to the nasal cavity?

<p>To make the sound voiceless (-v)</p> Signup and view all the answers

Sound /s/ is voiceless and has strong friction noise.

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

Sound /z/ is voiced and has weak friction noise.

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

The production of the sound /∫/ involves the lips being slightly rounded.

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

The vocal cords are vibrating in the production of the sound /s/.

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

The air goes out through the nasal cavity in the production of the sound /∫/.

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

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