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    Default spelling-induced mistake & stress and rhythm

    I don't understand following questions well, please give me hint and examples.
    Thanks a lot.

    1 Provide examples of words where the following spelling-induced mistakes are likely to occur
    /ɑ/ instead of /ə/
    /ɛ/ instead of /ə/

    2 Use stress and rhythm to make a difference between the following compound and noncompound expressions
    COMPOUNDS ------------------------NON COMPOUNDS
    1 I just got my haircut -------------I just got my hair cut
    2 Do you like black jack? ---------- Do you like black Jack?

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    Default Re: spelling-induced mistake & stress and rhythm

    Please help me.

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    I still don't have idea.

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    Default Re: spelling-induced mistake & stress and rhythm

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarahliu View Post
    I don't understand following questions well, please give me hint and examples.
    Thanks a lot.

    1 Provide examples of words where the following spelling-induced mistakes are likely to occur
    /ɑ/ instead of /ə/
    /ɛ/ instead of /ə/

    2 Use stress and rhythm to make a difference between the following compound and noncompound expressions
    COMPOUNDS ------------------------NON COMPOUNDS
    1 I just got my haircut -------------I just got my hair cut
    2 Do you like black jack? ---------- Do you like black Jack?
    Normally we prefer you to answer the questions first and then ask us to comment. As you have sent three posts and sound a bit desperate, I'll give you a hand.

    /ɑ/ instead of /ə/ : the first sound looks like an a so beginners encountering a word ending in a (eg camera) might think this syllable should be pronounced /ɑ/ whereas in fact it is a schwa.

    /ɛ/ instead of /ə/: In a word like component, beginners might think the e should be pronounced /ɛ/ whereas in fact it is also a schwa.

    COMPOUNDS ------------------------NON COMPOUNDS
    1 I just got my haircut -------------I just got my hair cut
    2 Do you like black jack? ---------- Do you like black Jack?

    In compounds the stress is generally on the first word(eg 'blackboard). If the words do not form a compound, both words will be equally stressed.

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