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    Phonological rules

    Hi,

    The other day I found some phonological rules which intrigued me because they are really helping me to improve my pronunciation. But I can understand that "/t/ becomes rounded when it occurs at the beginning of a word before /w/;" e.g. twin, twenty etc.

    But I can't understand the bold part. Please help me.

    [+alveolar, + stop, - voiced] some symbols were in this space which I have understood [+bilabial, + semi-vowel, + voiced]

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    Re: Phonological rules

    /t/ is an alveolar unvoiced stop/plosive.
    /w/ is a bilabial voiced semi-vowel.

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    Re: Phonological rules

    Thank you. I'm giving one more example: Please help.

    A vowel is nasalized when it occurs before a nasal consonant. When vowels are followed by nasal sounds, they can be nasalized.

    And, Man, Song, Tank

    [+ vowel, + vocalic + voiced] -> [+ consonant, + nasal, + voiced]
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