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Transcribe the following words #1 (permalink) Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:56 am   Transcribe the following words
 

Hello,
Transcribe the following words:-
1. lax
/lŠx/

2. stopped
/stɒppd/

3. moods
/mu:dz/

4. block
/blɒk/

5. scanning
/skŠnnIŋ/

6. shorter
/ʃortɑ:r/

7. shirt
/ʃIrt/

8. quite
/qwaɪt/

Is any of my answers wrong?
Can you check them and correct the wrong ones?
Thanks.
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Transcribe the following words #2 (permalink) Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:18 am   Transcribe the following words
 

Actually there's a whole lot of free dictionaries on the Internet that list word transcriptions, for example:
www.thefreedictionary.com/
You can easily check yourself.
Let us know if you still can't solve it.
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Transcribe the following words #3 (permalink) Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:22 am   Transcribe the following words
 

Yea, but the dictionary doesn't give the transcription for the past verb tense.
For example "stopped" it only transcribed "stop": /stɒp/
What about the other letters: ped?
Is my answer correct?
/stɒpd/
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Transcribe the following words #4 (permalink) Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:36 am   Transcribe the following words
 

Ah, Tort, you are quite right and I'm all for independent checking, but if BC did that, I suppose he wouldn't get the second chance to try again! Also, only the root words are available very often.

1. is incorrect. You have the 'x' letter making the wrong sound.
2. You don't need the doubled letters (in this case the second p) they both join to make one sound.
3. correct
4. correct
5. Again, the doubled letter is not needed.
6. You have the o letter making the wrong sound. The end phoneme needs to be looked at again too. In BrE the 'er' would make an ə sound, but there is a difference in AmE.
7. the 'i' is making the wrong sound.
8. You have the q making the wrong sound.

I think you can be proud of that effort for an early attempt! Two completely right and an average of one mistake in the other words isn't bad when you are getting to grips with it.
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Transcribe the following words #5 (permalink) Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:42 am   Transcribe the following words
 

2. stopped
So, here I could only say /stɒp/
Is that right/

5. scanning
and here I could only say /skŠn/
Right?
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Transcribe the following words #6 (permalink) Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:06 am   Transcribe the following words
 

Beeesneees wrote:
Also, only the root words are available very often.

Yep, I lost sight of that inconvenience.
It's been giving me grief too, like when I want to know how to pronounce the plural of a noun, etc, I have to go to great lengths to find that out.
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Transcribe the following words #7 (permalink) Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:39 pm   Transcribe the following words
 

BlackCitadel wrote:
2. stopped
So, here I could only say /stɒp/
Is that right/


No - you have to add the 'ed' sound, but you don't need to show that when adding a suffix you double the p.

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5. scanning
and here I could only say /skŠn/
Right?


No - you have to show the sound of the suffix (the -ing).
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Transcribe the following words #8 (permalink) Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:39 pm   Transcribe the following words
 

Our Tort System wrote:
Beeesneees wrote:
Also, only the root words are available very often.

Yep, I lost sight of that inconvenience.
It's been giving me grief too, like when I want to know how to pronounce the plural of a noun, etc, I have to go to great lengths to find that out.


Hey, you know a place where you could ask!
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Transcribe the following words #9 (permalink) Fri Aug 19, 2011 21:31 pm   Transcribe the following words
 

5. scanning
So, it would be
skŠnɪŋ
Right?

2. stopped
I found in the dictionary that the sound of "ed" can be:
d (For UK), t (For US), ɪd, əd
So If wrote in in all these ways will it be acceptable?
/stɒpd/
/stɒpt/
/stɒpɪd/
/stɒpəd/
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Transcribe the following words #10 (permalink) Fri Aug 19, 2011 21:53 pm   Transcribe the following words
 

BlackCitadel wrote:
5. scanning
So, it would be
skŠnɪŋ
Right?


That's it! [­Šts ɪt]

Quote:
2. stopped
I found in the dictionary that the sound of "ed" can be:
d (For UK), t (For US), ɪd, əd
So If wrote in in all these ways will it be acceptable?
/stɒpd/
/stɒpt/
/stɒpɪd/
/stɒpəd/


The last two aren't right. I suspect that you have looked for 'ed' letter combinations instead of looking for 'ed' letter combinations which sound the way they do in the word 'stopped! You will (and have) make mistakes by doing that. You cannot use a dictionary in that way. You must remember that this is about sounds, not writing.

As an example, compare the endings of these words:
stopped
ended
The letters are the same but the sounds made by combining those letters in those words are completely different.
[stɑpt]
[ɛndəd]
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Transcribe the following words #11 (permalink) Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:29 am   Transcribe the following words
 

Please, anyone can help me give the word for the following transcriptions, I have no luck finding them, I also tried to look them up in dictionary, but no luck, the dictionary also doesn't search for transcriptions as it only give the transcription of words and their meaning.

1. /ri: dʒən/

2. /ələu/

3. /meni/

4. /nok/

5. /səup/

6. /ri:zn/

7. /lesn/

8. /faut/

9. /aɪ­ə/

10. /la:ftə/

11. /tʌŋ/

12. /kləuz/


I will be very grateful for who helps me!!
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Transcribe the following words #12 (permalink) Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:53 am   Transcribe the following words
 

1. region
2.allow
3.many
4.knock
5.soap
6.reason
7.lesson
8. I couldn't guess :(
9.either
10.laughter
11.tongue
12.close
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Transcribe the following words #13 (permalink) Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:57 pm   Transcribe the following words
 

BlackCitadel wrote:
8. /faut/
In your learning materials do you have any example words containing /au/? IPA is not my forte, but in a couple of lists I've just checked I don't see that combination. I see /aʊ/, as in "mouth", but there is no word like "fout". I'm wondering if the answer is supposed to be "fort".
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Transcribe the following words #14 (permalink) Sat Aug 20, 2011 13:03 pm   Transcribe the following words
 

I wish you hadn't just given BC the answers, Tamta. That won't help him learn how to work these out.

BC - I told you a dictionary won't help. I also suggested you got used to the second stage before moving on to this third more difficult stage.
You cannot find them or look them up in a dictionary and you shouldn't guess.
You have to find out what sound they make, then join the sounds together and listen to the word made by the sound.

I agree with Dozy that there is a problem with number 8.

You may find this useful.
http://www.stuff.co.uk/calcul_nd.htm
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Transcribe the following words #15 (permalink) Sat Aug 20, 2011 22:56 pm   Transcribe the following words
 

How can I answer this question, please?

V. Group the following words according to the vowel sound in each:


Rise, fear, sound, boil, here, cows, might, toys

My answer:-
aI: Rise, might
ɪəʳ: fear, here
ɔɪ: boil, toys
aʊ: sound, cows

Is this a correct answer?
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