Tag: phonology

37 When should one use slashes or square brackets when transcribing in IPA? 2011-09-20T02:12:44.443

33 How do linguists place the vowels of a language precisely on the vowel trapezoid? 2011-09-14T19:53:05.890

28 Is there a difference between an affricate and a plosive+fricative consonant cluster? 2011-09-15T20:59:11.100

28 What's the difference between phonetics and phonology? 2011-09-15T22:43:55.990

25 Are consonant mutations in Indo-European languages specific of the Celtic group? 2011-09-13T21:19:26.513

25 Is the seeming relation between the sound /n/ and negativity purely coincidental? 2011-09-14T04:27:43.960

23 Is it common to use the minor third for calling someone? 2011-10-16T08:43:31.983

19 Do onomatopoeias resist sound change? 2012-06-05T22:30:27.223

17 Which phenomena compensate for sound losses in languages? 2011-09-14T01:59:33.107

17 Where did Spanish get its /x/? Arabic influence? 2012-02-17T12:23:22.453

16 How do tone languages assign phonemic tones to loanwords from non-tone languages? 2012-04-12T19:34:15.610

15 Is it possible to predict language changes? 2011-09-23T18:03:53.477

15 How could one generate gibberish that mimics a specific language? 2011-10-15T23:51:08.600

15 Why do rhotics pattern together? 2012-01-12T23:20:55.163

15 Why is /h/ called voiceless vowel phonetically, and /h/ consonant phonologically? 2013-11-02T13:43:31.883

14 What does Optimality Theory explain that rule-based phonology doesn't? 2011-09-14T04:24:20.350

14 Did Ancient Greek have a rising intonation for questions? 2012-09-25T23:04:32.143

13 How did the Arabic word "allah" come to have an /lˤ/ ("emphatic l")? 2011-11-16T18:44:26.343

13 Is the "principle of least effort" a real factor behind language change? 2011-12-09T00:35:20.643

13 Where did the nasal sound in the Portuguese word "sim" come from? 2012-06-21T14:15:28.387

13 American English : are [ə] and [ʌ] different phonemes? 2016-10-01T09:03:59.853

12 Is the very concept of the phoneme disputed? 2011-09-16T08:46:33.510

12 In Japanese, why do certain consonants change depending on the vowel? 2011-09-16T13:03:19.697

12 If two syllables in Mandarin have the same vowels but different tones, can the syllables be said to rhyme? 2012-06-20T07:58:45.343

12 Dental fricatives for Brazilian Portuguese speakers 2013-05-17T00:41:06.710

12 How does vowel harmony typically arise in a language? 2013-08-08T19:50:32.957

12 What's the evidence for and against isochrony? 2015-04-17T15:19:05.643

11 Why do onsets not count for syllable weight in phonological processes? 2012-01-13T15:17:56.270

11 What about the sound change initial n -> initial l? 2012-03-15T08:41:30.773

11 When you think one word, but write another, similar sounding word? 2012-08-06T23:27:03.830

10 Automatic/Computational Language Detection in Speech 2011-10-19T01:34:48.633

10 How did the pitch-accent system of Western South Slavic emerge? 2012-05-27T20:40:36.220

10 What is a mora? 2012-06-20T07:10:27.557

10 Why IPA does not indicate "soft" consonants in English? 2012-08-01T05:19:10.023

10 Is there a biological reason to vowel shift? 2012-11-05T11:20:34.013

10 IPA for Slender Irish /r'/ in Connemara Dialects 2014-01-16T19:27:17.767

10 Are there any languages without /a/ or /i/? 2015-09-26T23:19:56.127

9 Is a diphthong one phoneme or two, or does it depend? 2011-12-14T13:59:58.663

9 Is there a comprehensive account of the development of laryngeal theory? 2012-01-08T13:44:35.673

9 Textbook suggestions for syntax, semantics/pragmatics and phonetics/phonology 2013-03-09T22:47:21.280

9 Why do stem-changing verbs have a vowel change in Spanish? 2013-04-18T13:27:30.643

9 Common problems in second language pronunciation 2013-08-11T12:44:14.787

9 Is there a word-list for child English? 2018-01-05T17:18:35.567

9 Are there any languages that only allow CV syllables? 2018-02-19T23:24:36.620

8 Why do languages have different syllable complexity from each other? 2011-10-07T17:42:30.480

8 What evidence is there against "nonsegmental" phonology? 2011-11-06T01:31:39.650

8 What is the difference between a diphthong and a glide? 2011-12-13T12:25:55.497

8 Does the syllable/word ratio in a language determine the number of vowel phonemes it has? 2012-03-11T22:50:03.223

8 Is there a general correlation between the number of homophones in a language and how phonetic its writing system is? 2012-09-09T08:56:23.030

8 Why are consonants distinguished differently than vowels? 2013-03-12T15:55:14.497

8 Are there any languages with only front vowels? 2013-05-08T16:02:16.590

8 How is an intervocalic "g" pronounced in Andean Spanish? 2014-07-04T09:08:29.543

8 Why don't minimal pairs like "быть" and "бить" prove that /ɨ/ and /i/ are separate phonemes in Russian? 2015-10-12T03:45:16.860

8 Is there an easy way to type IPA? 2016-02-10T21:10:40.077

8 How do proponents of Indo-Uralic explain the major differences between the consonant systems of pIE and pUralic? 2017-04-08T15:22:39.047

8 (indo-european) *b, *d, *ǵ... vs ˀp, *ˀt, *ˀḱ 2017-10-24T08:59:19.817

7 Distinguishing dialects objectively: lexical sets in non-English settings 2011-09-15T14:28:11.987

7 What is the name of the phoneme produced in an upper-class Briton's pronunciation of the word "Duke"? What's different in the articulation? 2011-09-16T02:17:27.000

7 How to determine which phoneme a group of allophones realizes? 2011-09-21T01:12:48.857

7 How do you determine the phonemes in small phonemic inventories? 2011-09-25T23:17:36.733

7 How exactly do the sounds of Arabic "ﻕ" and Georgian "ყ" differ? 2011-11-03T13:43:27.103

7 Is voicing a gradient scale? 2012-01-17T12:03:11.753

7 "oeuvre": foreign phonemes in a loanword 2012-03-25T00:27:28.737

7 Do any languages have different syllable weight criteria for primary and secondary stress? 2012-04-02T16:41:03.777

7 What strategies for efficiency are adopted by languages with minimal phonemic inventories? 2012-05-19T03:30:31.307

7 Grimm's law: what motivates stop -> fricative sound change? 2012-11-11T17:17:59.393

7 Does English language stand special in terms of phonology? 2012-11-12T04:53:16.063

7 Is the concept of 'long vowel' still relevant in modern English phonology? 2013-06-26T05:34:59.913

7 Correct syllabification in (American) English 2014-05-13T15:15:16.153

7 Can a vowel and a consonant be allophones of the same phoneme? 2014-10-08T17:46:58.747

7 Why does word-initial upsilon always have a rough breathing? 2015-04-21T19:49:25.043

7 How did it happen that K was introduced to Latin alphabet in place of C and C started to mark /t͡s/ or /s/ in many languages? 2015-09-25T21:01:31.897

6 Where does the term "segment" fit in in relation to "phone" and "phoneme"? 2011-12-15T07:27:24.787

6 Cents symbol in phonology 2012-01-24T12:50:39.080

6 Cross-linguistic association between velarization and pharyngealization 2012-06-06T07:08:44.357

6 What is the difference between syllable-timing and stress-timing? 2012-08-14T20:41:45.907

6 What evidence supports labialized velars in PIE? 2012-11-12T15:15:50.317

6 How common is phonemic vowel length across languages? 2013-06-13T00:15:12.543

6 Is there use of a trilled "L" sound in any language? Is a trilled "L" even possible? 2013-06-16T22:52:50.523

6 What determines how natural a word sounds in a language? 2013-09-02T19:44:14.357

6 What is the difference between phrase prosody and sentence prosody? 2013-09-15T23:07:23.430

6 Sound change charts/lists 2014-01-18T09:24:27.637

6 How did one pronounce an 'r' in Old English? 2014-08-02T00:05:32.213

6 Why do we use an upward inflection when asking questions? 2015-07-01T17:40:51.620

6 What is the approximate time of the loss of the intervocalic /s/ in Greek? 2015-08-15T06:48:30.750

6 Place feature metathesis 2015-12-06T18:57:05.130

6 What languages have rounding assimilation/harmony with glides? 2017-02-14T12:47:49.740

6 Contrast of degree of aspiration in Korean 2017-04-30T04:35:16.840

6 Vowels tend to be open in closed syllables and closed in open syllables 2017-05-19T11:33:21.353

6 Can a syllabic consonant exist between two vowels? 2017-07-15T22:23:43.633

6 Why is [ð] so rare? 2017-08-14T06:58:53.360

6 Why is 't' sometimes pronounced like 'ch'? 2017-12-23T10:38:59.557

5 What is the primary phonological difference between dialects, vowels or consonants? 2011-09-16T13:46:43.647

5 How could the Sumerian cuneiform impose constraints on some languages? 2011-10-11T16:43:08.753

5 Are there any papers about the calling contour (minor third, vocative chant) in Italian? 2012-01-26T15:19:14.870

5 Definition(s) of phoneme 2012-02-26T23:26:29.033

5 How do languages that permit only CV and CCV syllables mark phonological word boundaries? 2012-03-02T05:16:06.860

5 Rationale for diphthongs 2012-03-06T09:23:20.890

5 Are certain phonological processes more likely to be surface true? 2012-03-28T15:44:52.193