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Department of Linguistics

PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY

Australian English Transcription
Practice Exercises

Felicity Cox and Robert Mannell


EXERCISE 1.

Make both a phonemic (broad) and a phonetic (narrow) transcription of the following words.

1   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  car 26   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  taps
2   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  eat 27   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  link
3   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  map 28   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  caused
4   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  role 29   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  spliced
5   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  boy 30   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  script
6   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  fine 31   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  scrunched
7   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  thought 32   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  bulged
8   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  purse 33   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  crusts
9   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  youth 34   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  sixths
10   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  beige 35   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  strength
11   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  jog 36   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  helm
12   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  then 37   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  robbed
13   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  cheers 38   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  cash
14   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  tin 39   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  you'll
15   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  dare 40   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  grasp
16   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  shove 41   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  slow
17   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  hang 42   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  flare
18   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  mouse 43   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  tired
19   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  wash 44   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  wink
20   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  fade 45   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  frowned
21   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  tax 46   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  loins
22   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  tenth 47   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  stewed
23   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  pride 48   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  square
24   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  creep 49   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  welsh
25   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  dwell 50   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  hinged

EXERCISE 2.

Make both a phonemic (broad) and a phonetic (narrow) transcription of the following words.

1   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  begin 11   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  quality
2   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  wrecker 12   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  archbishop
3   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  aero 13   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  sixtieth
4   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  delegate 14   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  macrobiotic
5   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  impose 15   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  eulogy
6   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  fallacy 16   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  Asia
7   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  nocturne 17   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  octopus
8   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  defamatory 18   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  exempts
9   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  viaduct 19   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  reoccupy
10   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  scowling 20   

EXERCISE 3.

Make both a phonemic (broad) and a phonetic (narrow) transcription of the following words.

1   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  regard 11   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  sixteenth
2   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  inert 12   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  encapsulate
3   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  dancer 13   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  biology
4   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  expect 14   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  interpretation
5   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  baggage 15   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  triathlete
6   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  phonetics 16   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  polyunsaturated
7   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  music 17   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  unexpectedly
8   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  caramel 18   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  anecdotal
9   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  Macquarie 19   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  microphones
10   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  buyer 20  

EXERCISE 4.

Make both a phonemic (broad) and a phonetic (narrow) transcription transcription of the following words.

1   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  ear 26   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  cube
2   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  arch 27   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  twin
3   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  tea 28   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  depth
4   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  yacht 29   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  crashed
5   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  on 30   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  glimpsed
6   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  young 31   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  sculpts
7   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  axe 32   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  dune
8   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  clay 33   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  skew
9   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  pew 34   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  bark
10   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  steak 35   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  east
11   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  hinge 36   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  rare
12   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  scratch 37   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  how
13   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  muse 38   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  thwart
14   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  splashed 39   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  strength
15   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  teak 40   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  bulged
16   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  ninth 41   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  hue
17   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  squashed 42   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  shrieked
18   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  acts 43   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  thrilled
19   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  scorched 44   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  swoon
20   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  mink 45   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  texts
21   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  strong 46   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  belched
22   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  worlds 47   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  filmed
23   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  wedged 48   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  growl
24   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  thanks 49   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  school
25   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  crafts 50   Sound image. Click here to play sound.  are