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    What is the phonetic symbol for the first segment of the following words?

    these
    giraffe
    jury
    quill

    in each set, which does not belong and why

    [θ t h ʒ]
    [j b k v]
    [d g s z t]

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    Default Re: Need help with english phonetics

    It is not clear which is the actual question, but I think I think I can give you a hand from what I have studied in phonetics:

    1) The symbol for the first segment in "these" is "θ"
    2) Giraffe: Simbol is "dʒ"
    3) Jury: Same symbol as giraffe
    3) Quill: Symbol is "kw"

    Hope it helps


    Thanks

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    Default Re: Need help with english phonetics

    As regards the category, you need to group them according to the category they belong. (For instance, whether they are plosives, labiodental, bilabial, etc) I don't remember exactly all the categories, but I think "θ" es labiodental, "t" is plosive, etc...

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    Default Re: Need help with english phonetics

    The ones that do not belong are:
    1 [θ t h ʒ] because ʒis voiceless.
    3 [j b k v] j represents a vowel sound like in "new" /nju:/ or in "year" /jɪe(r)/
    [d g s z t] it depends on what features you take into account: either s and t are voiceless (and the rest are voiced), or s z are sibilant and all the others represent plosive phonemes.

    Good luck!

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    Default Re: Need help with english phonetics

    Phonetics: the study of speech sounds
    Phonics: the relationship between the sounds of a language and the letters used to represent those sounds
    Phoneme: basic sound unit of speech
    Phonemic Awareness: the understanding that words are made up of individual sounds.It includes the ability to distinguish rhyme, blend sounds, isolate sounds, segment sounds, and manipulate sounds in words.
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