4. Oral versus nasal vowels

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4. Oral versus nasal vowels

Postby Jan » February 11th, 2009, 3:00 am

Oral and nasal vowels often contrast meaning. Look for instance at the following pairs of words:

- 'tooth'
híŋ - 'body hair'

ská - 'white'
skáŋ - 'to melt'

k’ú - 'to give smth to sb'
k’uŋ - 'the aforesaid'

tȟáka - 'to parch'
tȟáŋka - 'big'

For this reason, it is important that you train your ear to hear the difference and your tongue to pronounce it.
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Re: 4. Oral versus nasal vowels

Postby Jan » February 11th, 2009, 7:36 am

Level 2 textbook, page 9

Listen to the words and decide which vowel you hear (a, e, i, o, u, aŋ, iŋ, uŋ):



1: off-white



2: white



3: beaver



4: chokecherry



5: apple



6: onion



7: foot



8: muskrat



9: stone



10: grass



11: pants



12: nose



13: braids



14: socks



15: leg

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