I am having an exam from Phonetics tomorrow and I just discovered a curious thing when studying our mock test.
I am to classify a given consonant according to place of articulation, manner of articulation and few others. But there is one category labeled as: "type (real...)"
I cannot find what that means. Anyone has a clue? I am going to search my Gimson book in the meantime :)
No, this is the actual text there. I think the teacher is trying to give us a clue by typing "real" there and having us figure out the rest. I took a liberty of photographing the mock test, the quality is pretty bad (not a fancy phone), but perhaps something can be made out. (please try to ignore my gibberish written with pen)
Anyway, my classmate suggested, that the classification could be "real, nasal and liquid", but she is not sure either.
The only thing I can think of for 'type' is 'plosive/fricative/affricate/etc'. Unfortunately, I don't see the relevance of 'real'.
Well, yes, I thought that too. These types are wanted in the "manner of articulation" part. Nevermind, I am going to bed. But thank you anyway :)