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Department of Linguistics

Australian English: Pronunciation and Transcription

Felicity Cox

Cambridge University Press, 2012.

 

Chapter 2

 

Table 2.1 Australian English Consonant Phonemes
Table 2.3 Australian English Vowel Phonemes
Table 2.4 Lexical Sets

Australian English Consonants

 

Word List from Table 2.1
1. audio pie 9. audio thigh 17. audio guy
2. audio buy 10. audio thy 18. audio hang
3. audio my 11. audio sigh 19. audio high
4. audio fie 12. audio zoo 20. audio chin
5. audio vie 13. audio rye 21. audio gin
6. audio tie 14. audio lie 22. audio shy
7. audio die 15. audio why 23. audio Asia
8. audio nigh 16. audio kite 24. audio you

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Australian English Vowels

 

Word List from Table 2.3
1. audio beat
2. audio bit
3. audio bet
4. audio cared
5. audio bat
6. audio Bart
7. audio but
8. audio pot
9. audio bought
10. audio put
11. audio boot
12. audio Bert
13. audio bait
14. audio bite
15. audio Boyd
16. audio bout
17. audio boat
18. audio beard
19. audio the (not "thee")

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Lexical Sets

 

Word List from Table 2.4
FLEECE audio sea, equal, me, bead, shriek
KIT audio lip, myth, pretty, hymn, sing
DRESS audio bed, belt, send, any, said
SQUARE audio air, bear, scare, aerial, heir
TRAP audio lap, mad, band, marriage, jazz

BATH

PALM

START

audio

audio

audio

Arthur, flask, laugh, path, calf

father, alms, lager, spa, lama

star, heart, ark, harm, large

STRUT audio luck, chunk, fuzzy, tough, lung

CLOTH

LOT

audio

audio

cough, floss, loft, song, sausage

rod, shop, yacht, hollow, Lombok

THOUGHT

NORTH

FORCE

audio

audio

audio

daughter, jaw, hall, sauce, walk

wart, warm, horse, thorn, order

floor, four, hoarse, glory, sport

FOOT audio put, push, pull, woman, pudding
GOOSE audio swoon, beauty, boost, loot, fool
NURSE audio curl, work, pearl, skirt, urge
FACE audio rake, way, great, apron, range
PRICE audio wise, light, hike, tiger, island
CHOICE audio boy, moist, soil, oyster, noise
MOUTH audio sour, plough, house, round, flower
GOAT audio sew, boat, soul, coast, old
NEAR audio fear, peer, weir, beard, cashier

LETTER

COMMA

audio

audio

doctor, razor, ladder, sugar, martyr

sofa, Asia, panda, Lisa, drama

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