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    Classification of Consonant

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    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 :)

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    Re: Classification of Consonant

    Quote Originally Posted by Jigster View Post
    But there is one category labeled as: "type (real...)"
    I cannot find what that means.
    Nothing springs to mind. Do the three dots after 'real' stand for missing words? If so, could you let us know what they are, please?

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    Re: Classification of Consonant

    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)
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    Anyway, my classmate suggested, that the classification could be "real, nasal and liquid", but she is not sure either.

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    Re: Classification of Consonant

    The only thing I can think of for 'type' is 'plosive/fricative/affricate/etc'. Unfortunately, I don't see the relevance of 'real'.

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    Re: Classification of Consonant

    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 :)

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