Re: I need a couple of short texts that contain major phonetic configurations in Engl
I have no texts, but if you want to write your own, this may help:
/i:/ - me, bead, key, see, deceive, people, quay, encyclopaedia, foetus, police, relieve, soliloquy, Yves
/ɪ/ - bid, Greenwich, hymn, luggage, mountain, pretty, wanted, women, sieve, busy. Foreign, handkerchief
/ʊ/ - look, put, woman, Worcester
/u:/ - booed, boot, through, true, truth, whose, route, new, lieu,manoeuvre
/e/ - bed, said, head, any, leisure, leopard, friend
/ə/ - about, the, teacher, ration, Russia, photography, cemetery, thorough, bureaucrat, station, patient, pigeon, gorgeous, gynaecology, forget failure, status, cupboard, tortoise,
/ɜ:/ - bird, burred, turn, herd, heard, myrtle, myrrh, worse, masseuse connoisseur , journalist oeuvre,
/ɔ:/ - bored board, broad, thought, law, awe, caught, fall, warm, George
/æ/ - bad, plaid
/ʌ/ - bud, rough, money, flourish, flood, does
/ɑ:/ - bard, barred, father, aunt, heart, clerk, catarr, palm rseervoir
/ɒ/- bod, cough, want, because, knowledge, sausage, geography
/ɪə/ - beard, leer, fierce, weird, here, Liam, idea
/ʊə/ - obscure, tour, sure, moor
/eə/ - bare, there, air, wear, where aeroplane, bear
/eI/ - bayed, say, make, weigh, main, vein, break, gauge ballet, they, gaol
/ɔɪ/ - buoyed, buoy, boy, coil schadenfreude
/aɪ/ - bide, nigh, lie, buy, by, eye, aisle, isle, l, height, choir
/əʊ/ - bode, know, although, oh, groan, beau, gauche, Cockburn, brooch , chauffeur
/aʊ/- cow, mound, bough, Faust, cowed.
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