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LING-13 Supra-Segmental Phonemes Stress

LING-13 Supra-Segmental Phonemes Stress

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Published by David F Maas
Introduction to Supra-Segmental Phonemes- Stress
Introduction to Supra-Segmental Phonemes- Stress

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Published by: David F Maas on May 03, 2012
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Segmental and Supra-SegmentalPhonemes
Vowel and Consonant Phonemes arecalled Segmental Phonemes
Supra-Segmental Phonemes (Stress,Pitch, and Juncture) accompanysegmental Phonemes
They provide an extra layer of structureimposed upon the segmentalphonemes.
Three Classes of Supra-Segmental Phonemes in English
Stress- Refers to the relative force ofarticulation of a given syllable
Pitch- Refers to the relative lowness orhighness of a tone
 Juncture- a perceived space orboundary marker of a sound
Refers to the relative force ofarticulation of a given syllable
Stressed syllables are always moreprominent than unstressed syllables
Stressed syllables are always louderthan unstressed syllables

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