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The Transcription of Consonants 37 symbol eng; others pronounce it angma. The symbol [ T ], an upright version of the Greek letter theta, is used for the voiceless dental fricative in words such as thigh, thin, thimble, ether, breath, mouth. The symbol [ D ], called eth, is derived from an Anglo-Saxon letter. It is used for the corresponding voiced sound in words such as thy, then, them, breathe. Both these symbols are ascenders (letters that go up from the line of writing rather than descending below it).

May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. 34 CHAPTER 2 Phonology and Phonetic Transcription When two sounds can be used to differentiate words, they are said to belong to different phonemes. There must be a phonemic difference if two words (such as white and right or cat and bat) differ in only a single sound. There are, however, phonetic variations that cannot be used to distinguish words, such as the differences between the consonants at the beginning and end of the word pop.

In British English, [ E ] is usually the sole component of the -er part of words such as brother, brotherhood, simpler [ "brØDE, "brØDEhÁd, "sImplE ]. In forms of American English with r-colored vowels, these words are usually [ "brØDE±, "brØDE±hÁd, "sImplE± ]. As with the symbol [ ∏± ], the small hook on [ E± ] symbolizes the r-coloring. Both [ E ] and [ E± ] are very common vowels, [ E ] occurring very frequently in unstressed monosyllables such as the grammatical function words the, a, to, and, but.

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