JAPANESE: A LINGUISTIC INTRODUCTION

Chapter 3: Sound System

Exercise 3.1 (Syllables)

Listen to this sound file, transcribe each word in the Roman alphabet, hiragana/katakana, or IPA, and, using a dictionary, find their meanings.

1. 6. 11.
2. 7. 12.
3. 8. 13.
4. 9. 14.
5. 10. 15.

Exercise 3.2 (Short and Long Vowels and Consonants)

Listen to this sound file, transcribe each word in the Roman alphabet, hiragana/katakana, or IPA, and, using a dictionary, find their meanings.

1. 6. 11.
2. 7. 12.
3. 8. 13.
4. 9. 14.
5. 10. 15.

Exercise 3.3 (Moraic Nasal)

Listen to this sound file, transcribe each word in the Roman alphabet, hiragana/katakana, or IPA, and, using a dictionary, find their meanings.

1. 6. 11.
2. 7. 12.
3. 8. 13.
4. 9. 14.
5. 10. 15.

Exercise 3.4 (Syllables and Morae)

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Exercise 3.5 (Vowel Devoicing)

Listen to this sound file, transcribe each word in the Roman alphabet, hiragana/katakana, or IPA, and, using a dictionary, find their meanings.

1. 6. 11.
2. 7. 12.
3. 8. 13.
4. 9. 14.
5. 10. 15.

Exercise 3.6 (Pitch Accent)

Listen to this sound file and identify the pitch-accent location.

1. 6. 11.
2. 7. 12.
3. 8. 13.
4. 9. 14.
5. 10. 15.

Exercise 3.7 (Sequential Voicing)

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