Introductory material

Exercises on some of the basic terminology used describing the sounds of language, and some of the mechanisms used to produce speech.

#ExerciseDescription
1.1Vocal tract tour Identify landmarks in the vocal tract.
1.2Consonant descriptions Associate phonetic properties with IPA symbols.
1.3Technical terms Terms as they are used to describe sounds in English.
1.4Bell's Visible Speech Take a look at an "organic" phonetic alphabet.
1.5Phonetic terms Review phonetic terms for English sounds.
1.6Ten wasps waveform Identify parts of an acoustic waveform.
1.7One of these vowels Compare how vowels sound to how they are spelled.
1.8Backward syllable counting Counting syllables in acoustically reversed speech.
1.9Basic Acoustics Basic concepts in acoustics.
1.10Resonance formulas Two key formulas used to calculate resonant frequencies in tubes.
1.11Vowel descriptions Associate phonetic properties with IPA symbols.
IPA Practice
1.aIPA Practice: English Sounds 1. Work with a partner, and practice IPA Production and Transcription.
1.bIPA Practice: English Sounds 2. Work with a partner, and practice IPA Production and Transcription.
1.cIPA Practice: English Sounds 3. Work with a partner, and practice IPA Production and Transcription.