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    The middle sound of exist...

    Good morning!!

    Please help me with this...

    Give the middle consonant sound, the manner and place of articulation of the word exist..

    What is the middle sound of the word exist(Ig'ZIst)?
    Is it g or z?

    If it's g its place of articulation of velar and and its manner of articulation is stop.
    If it's z its place of articulation of alveolar and and its manner of articulation is fricative..

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    Re: The middle sound of exist...

    egg-sist

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    and some people say egg-zist

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    Re: The middle sound of exist...

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    and some people say egg-zist
    so, what's the middle consonant sound??g or z?


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    Re: The middle sound of exist...

    s/z

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    Re: The middle sound of exist...

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    s/z

    In the word exist, the consonant letter x is in the middle..but its sound is gz..so, is it possible that both can be the middle sound?its an example of intrusion..right?

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    Re: The middle sound of exist...

    Quote Originally Posted by ongetz View Post
    In the word exist, the consonant letter x is in the middle..but its sound is gz..so, is it possible that both can be the middle sound?its an example of intrusion..right?
    The phonemes are e g z ɪ s t. That’s 6 phonemes.
    What is special about “the middle sound” or the "middle consonant sound"?
    What do you mean by "intrusion"?; it could have several meanings, but I can't see any intrusion here. There's just a substitution of "gz" for "ks".

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