Speech Work (Consonant Contrast)


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In today’s English Language class, We will be Contrasting the Consonants /s/, /t∫/ and /∫/. We hope you enjoy the class!


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SPEECH WORK: Consonant Contrast, /s/, /t∫/ and /∫/


Consonant sounds /s/, /t∫/ and /∫/ are all voiceless sounds. Consonant /s/ is described as voiceless alveolar Fricative. Consonant /t∫/ is described as voiceless palatal-alveolar affricate and consonant sound /∫/ is known as a voiceless palatal-alveola fricative.


Consider the following sets of words

/s/ /t∫/ /∫/
Sip Chip Ship
Seep Cheap Sheep
Sign Chin Shine
Ass Achieve Ash
Case Catch Cash
Worse Watch Wash
Sop Chop Shop
Saw Chore Shore
Seat Cheat Sheet
Sell chess Shell


Evaluation: Provide 10 sets of words to contrast consonant sounds /s/, /t∫/ and /∫/

Reference: Countdown English by Ogunsanwo; Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology by Fatunsin.




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