Distinctive Features    Distinctive Feature Exercise #1

Feedback for Practice Exercise for Distinctive Features

Matching (Put the appropriate number in the space on the left.)
1. Vocalic    2. Coronal    3. Continuant  4. Strident   5. Consonantal

5

Phonemes produced with a sustained vocal tract constriction at least equal to that required in the production of fricatives.

2

 Phonemes produced with the blade of the tongue raised from the neutral position

4

Phonemes produced with a great amount of noise.

1

 Phonemes that are produced with an oral cavity constriction no greater than that associated with the vowels /i/ and /u/ and with adducted vocal folds.

3
 Phonemes formed with a vocal tract configuration allowing the airstream to flow through the midsaggital region of the oral tract


Name the Class (Put the appropriate number in the space on the left.)

1. Nasal  2. Liquids  3. Stops  4. Fricatives
3
  [ + Consonantal, - Vocalic, - Continuant, - Nasal ]
4
 [ + Consonantal, - Vocalic, + Continuant , - Nasal ]
1
 [ + Consonantal, - Vocalic, - Continuant, + Nasal ]
 2
  [ + Consonantal, +Vocalic, + Continuant, -Nasal ]


Give the symbols for the phones described by these feature bundles
 ð
 [-Nasal, -Vocalic, +Continuant, +Voice, +Coronal, -Strident]
  
 [-Nasal, -Vocalic, -Continuant, +Voice, -Coronal, -Anterior]
n
 [+ Nasal, -Vocalic, -Continuant, +Voice, +Coronal, +Anterior]
 [-Nasal, +Vocalic, +Continuant, +Voice, +Coronal, +Anterior]