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3.6: Other Articulatory Processes

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  • In regular, everyday speech, some predictable articulatory processes occur. In predictable contexts, vowels are reduced or deleted. In other contexts, sounds might be inserted or might switch position. Learning to do narrow transcription involves knowing where these predictable articulatory processes occur.
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    Check Yourself

    1. What articulatory process is at work when the word idea is pronounced as [aɪdijɚ]?

    • Reduction.
    • Deletion.
    • Metathesis.
    • Epenthesis.

    2. What articulatory process is at work when the word gorilla is pronounced as [ɡɹɪlʌ]?

    • Reduction.
    • Deletion.
    • Metathesis.
    • Epenthesis.

    3. What articulatory process is at work when the word you is pronounced as [jə]?

    • Reduction.
    • Deletion.
    • Metathesis.
    • Epenthesis.