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Typology of Phonetic and Phonological Systems of English & Ukrainian PHONETIC SYSTEM OF A LANGUAGE PHONEMES Vowels Consonants monophthongs diphthongs VOWELS IN ENGLISH & UKRAINIAN • The number of vowels • The number of vowels in English is 20 out of in Ukrainian is 6 only: which 12 are [i, e, u, a, o, y] monophthongs [ɪ, ı:, e, æ, ɒ, ɔ:, ⋀, ɑ:, υ, u:, ɜ:, ə]. The other 8 are diphthongs: [eı, ɜυ, ɑɪ, ɑυ, ɔɪ, ɪə, ɛə, υə]. CLASSIFICATION OF THE VOWELS ACCORDING TO THE HORIZONTAL POSITION OF THE TONGUE English Ukrainian Front ı: ɪ e æ і е и Central ɜ: ə ⋀ - Back ɑ: ɔ: ɒ υ u: аоу CLASSIFICATION OF THE VOWELS ACCORDING TO THE VERTICAL POSITION OF THE TONGUE English Ukrainian High variation ı: ɪ u: υ іиу Mid-open е ɜ: ə ⋀ ео Narrow æ ɑ: ɔ: ɒ а variation CONSONANTS IN ENGLISH & UKRAINIAN In English – 24 In Ukrainian – 32 GROUPS OF CONSONANTS ACCORDING TO THE ROLE OF VOICE AND NOISE IN FORMING THE CONSONANTS noise (the majority): voiced, voiceless; sonorant: [m, n, r, l, w, j, ŋ], [м, н, нʹ р, , рʹ л, j, в]. , GROUPS OF CONSONANTS ACCORDING TO THE WAY OF PASSING THE OBSTRUCTION plosive: [p, t, k, b, d, g], [б, п, д, дʹ, т, тʹ, ґ, к]; fricative: [f, v, θ, ð , s, z, ʒ, h, j], [в, ф, з, зʹ, с, сʹ, ж, ш, г, х]; affricative: [tʃ, dʒ], [дж, дз, ч, ц, цʹ, дзʹ]. GROUPS OF CONSONANTS ACCORDING TO THE PLACE OF OBSTRUCTION In English: bilabial, In Ukrainian: bilabial, labiodental, alveolar, labiodental, alveolar, median, back-lingual, median, back-lingual, post-alveolar [r, ʃ, ʒ], dental [д, т, л, лʹ, н]. interdental [ð, θ]. GROUPS OF CONSONANTS ACCORDING TO THE PLACE OF OBSTRUCTION • bilabials: [p ,b, m, w], [п, б, в, м]; • labiodentals: [v, f ], [ф]; • alveolar [d, t, z, s, n, l, tʃ, dʒ], [дʹ, тʹ, нʹ, ц, цʹ, ч, ш, з, зʹ, дзʹ, дз, с, ж]; • median: [j], [й, р, рʹ]; • back-lingual [k, g, ŋ], [ґ, к, х]; • glottal [h], [г]. STAGES OF ARTICULATION retention stage the the off- on- glide glide MERGING OF STAGES p a: p a: a: p INTERPENETRATION OF STAGES (I) t l t l t l INTERPENATRATION OF STAGES (II) t ð t t ð ð INTERPENETRATION OF STAGES (III) N n N n ARTICULATORY TRANSITIONS OF PHONEMES • POSITIONAL • COMBINATORY – reduction – assimilation – devoicing at the end of – dissimilation the words – accommodation – prothesis – haplology – dieresis – epenthesis – metathesis – substitution – elision Assimilation is a phonetic process when two adjacent consonants within a word or at word boundaries influence each other in such a way that the articulation of one sound becomes similar or even identical with the articulation of the other one. Assimilation may affect: • - the work of an active organ, e.g., congress; • - the point of articulation as in, e.g., congratulate; • - the manner of production of noise, e.g., in let me as [ˈlemɪ]; • - the work of vocal cords, e.g., gooseberry; • - the lip position, e.g., twenty; • - the position of the soft palate, e.g., sandwich. DEGREES OF ASSIMILATION Assimilation Complete Partial Intermediate When the when an when an articulation of an assimilated assimilated assimilated consonant retains consonant changes consonant fully its main phonetic into a different coincides with that features and sound, but doesn’t of an assimilating becomes only coincide with the one. partly similar in assimilating some features of its consonant . articulation to an assimilating sound. TYPES OF ASSIMILATION Assimilation Progressive Regressive Double an assimilated an assimilated adjacent consonant is consonant is consonants influenced by the influenced by the influence each preceding following other. consonant. consonant. When the articulation of a sound is changed under the influence of the neighbouring sound in the course of language development assimilation is historical. Contextual assimilation takes place when the articulation of a sound changes under the influence of the neighbouring sounds in rapid colloquial speech or in the living language. When a sound is influenced by an adjoining sound assimilation is called contact. When a sound is influenced by a distant one assimilation is called distant. Such cases are not typical of Present-day English and Ukrainian Phonetics (желізо – залізо). ACCOMMODATION In accommodation the accommodated sound doesn’t change its main phonemic features, and is pronounced as a principal variant of the same phoneme slightly modified under the influence of a neighbouring sound. In rapid colloquial speech certain notional words may lose some of their sounds. This phenomenon is called elision. Elision can be historical and contemporary. The English language is full of “silent” letters; which bear weakness to historical elision: e. g., walk, knee, knight, castle, корисний, сонце, чесний. In rapid colloquial speech certain notional words may lose some of their sounds: e. g., phonetics. The omission of certain syllables is called haplology, rare in English (Englalond > England), but spread in Ukrainian (мінералологія - мінералогія, трагікокомедія - трагікомедія). In rapid colloquial speech certain notional words may lose some of their sounds. The same concerns metathesis – the change of syllables / sounds within a word (суворий, намисто, ведмідь, бондар; third > ðridda). The phenomenon opposite to assimilation in which one of two similar phonemes is changed as a result of their interaction is called dissimilation, but the phenomenon of dissimilation is not typical of present-day English & Ukrainian Phonetics: cf., Pluraris – Pluralis (in Latin) and Plural (in English); верблюд, лицар. Substitution results into the use of a sound typical of a particular language instead of the resembling sound of another language (тези – міф, архів). Epenthesis is the addition of an alien sound into the existing sound complex: e. g., the French word advantage is changed into the English word advantage; ofn > ofen > oven; павук, Іспанія. Devoicing of the voiced consonants at the end of words. It is not typical of English though the sounds [b], [d], [g] may be seldom partly devoiced. This phenomenon is typical of Ukrainian (дід, дуб). Prothesis is the introduction of an extra initial sound. Very rare in both languages (вісім; Latin schola > Spanish escuela). Sounds in speech can be reduced, i.e. change their quality or even fall out when unstressed. This phenomenon is called reduction. TYPES OF REDUCTION REDUCTION QUANTITAT QUALITATIVE the quality of a ZERO IVE vowel is changed. the omission of the reduction of the a vowel length of a vowel is or a consonant. observed without changing its quality TYPES OF SYLLABLE Depends on the Depends on the Depends on the stress initial sound final sound Stressed Covered Close Unstressed Uncovered Open A SYLLABLE • OPEN • CLOSE open syllables (are, ear, а- close syllables (art, act, раб); ось). open covered syllables (we, play, ми, два). The number of close syllables in English The number of open (73%) exceeds their syllables in English number in Ukrainian contains 27% & in (34%). Ukrainian – 66%; SYLLABLE FORMATION & SYLLABLE DIVISION 1) an unstressed short vowel, a long monophthong or a diphthong separated from a succeeding stressed vowel by a consonant sound, forms an uncovered open syllable: ago, alike, elect, idea, осінь, араб; 2) when 2 vowels are separated from each other by a cluster of consonant sound the syllable boundary lies before the consonants: agree, asleep, admire. It isn’t so in Ukrainian: ін-ші, ох-кав; 3) an unstressed short vowel, a long monophthong or a diphthong used after a single consonant or a cluster of consonants and before the following syllabic consonant forms an open covered syllable: Ukraine, together, turkey, houses; 4) a short stressed vowel [ɒ, e, æ, ⋀, υ] separated from the following single syllabic consonant always occurs in a close syllable. The boundary separating the syllable is within the consonant: lit|tle, fat|ten; 5) a short vowel separated by 2 consonants forms with the succeeding consonants a close syllable. Hence, the boundary between the syllables lies after the following consonants: nice–ly, good–ness, hot–ly. Word-stress as singling out one or more syllables in a word • English word stress is • Ukrainian word stress dynamic with a tonetic is dynamic with a component. duration component. • It is free. • It is free. • English rhythm is • Ukrainian rhythm is stress-timed. syllable-timed. TYPES OF STRESS TYPES OF STRESS Word stress Sentence stress Logical stress Dynamic (force) - Quantitative Tonetic (Japanese, Depending (Ukrainian, (Greek) Chinese, Norwegian, on the place English) Lithuanian) within the word Stable (Czech, Free Hungarian, Polish, (Ukrainian, Georgian, French) English) TYPES OF WORD STRESS • PRIMARY • SECONDARY In English falls on the syllable separated from the nuclear syllable by one unstressed syllable: pro˛nunci'ation, ˛recog'nition, etc. WORDS WITH TWO STRESSES • ENGLISH • UKRANIAN • Compound adjectives: Such cases are 'well-'known, 'absent– 'minded, etc. optional: • Composite verbs also have за′гально′освітній, two primary stresses, e. g., ко′ристо′любивий. to 'get 'up, to 'give a'way, etc. • Words with the prefixes: un-, in-, dis-, sub-, ex-, under-, re-. INTONATION Intonation is a complex unity of speech melody, sentence stress, tempo, pausation, and timbre. FUNCTIONS OF INTONATION • to divide an utterance into sense groups; that is to organize human utterances semantically; • to organize utterances into groups according to the demands of communication; • intonation organizes utterances syntactically as well defining clauses of coordination and subordination; • the emotive aspect of utterances can be defined and expressed only by means of intonation.
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