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1 .       Consonant sound classes that are normally produced with the velopharynx closed include: 



2 .       Production of affricates involves: 



3 .       Which of the following sounds is NOT produced at the alveolar place of articulation? 



4 .       Which of the following groups includes all voiced sounds? 



5 .       Which of the following word pairs involves a contrast between cognate sounds? [Hint]



6 .       Which of the following pairs of sounds are homotypic? [Hint]



7 .       Prevocalic voiceless stop consonants that include a short burst of air before voicing begins for the following vowel are said to be: 



8 .       Fricative consonants that are produced with greater intensity compared to other fricatives are sometimes called: 



9 .       In word-final position in English the distinction between voiced and voiceless consonants is in part based on: 



10 .       Which of the following symbols represents a voiceless, palatal affricate? 



11 .       When an articulator is held in place and set into vibration by air passing over it, the result is called a: 



12 .       Which of the following classes of consonants is never produced in word-final position in English? 



13 .       Over 50% of English consonants are produced at the __________ place of articulation. 



14 .       The consonants /,,,,,,,/ all share what feature in common? 



15 .       Which of the following words contains a postvocalic, lateral liquid? 



16 .       Place, voicing and manner are sometimes called harmonic features. 

 
 


17 .       Production of // normally involves lateral resonance. 

 
 


18 .       // is a cognate of //. 

 
 


19 .       Both // and // are homorganic with //. 

 
 


20 .       Uvular stops are part of the English consonant system. 

 
 


21 .       During production of //, the back part of the tongue usually takes on a shape similar to that for //. 

 
 


22 .       Place of articulation of consonants is always the same regardless of what the surrounding vowels happen to be. 

 
 


23 .       // involves a velar place of articulation. 

 
 


24 .       Nasal consonants require complete blockage somewhere in the oral cavity. 

 
 


25 .       English uses all possible combinations of place, manner and voicing features in its consonant system. 

 
 


26 .       There is only one correct way to articulate English //. 

 
 


27 .       All nasal consonants are usually voiced. 

 
 


28 .       The stop consonants are sometimes referred to as semi-vowels. 

 
 


29 .       The sound // can be described with both a labial and a velar place of articulation. 

 
 


30 .       // is a voiceless, velar fricative. 

 
 


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