Phonetic Sentence Examples
The remaining consonants have the same phonetic values as in English.
Sayce's phonetic values and interpretations of determinatives are his best assured achievements.
The old South Arabian phonetic equivalent `Athtar is, however, a male deity.
Ninib, the phonetic reading of which is still unknown or uncertain.
To the Jesuit missionaries is due the introduction of an ingenious though very complicated system, which has caused remarkable progress to be made in the employment of phonetic characters.Advertisement
At times too a doubt may exist in regard to a name whose bearer was a Semite, whether the signs composing his name represent a phonetic reading or an ideographic compound.
Working with some inscriptions from Persepolis which were found to contain references to Darius and Xerxes, Grotefend had established the phonetic values of certain of the Persian characters, and his successors were perfecting the discovery just about the time when the new Assyrian finds were made.
Phonetic values known, Assyrian was found to be a Semitic language cognate to Hebrew.
It has been translated into Spanish, Danish, Swedish, Welsh, Polish, Gaelic, Russian, Bohemian, Dutch, Catalan, Chinese, modern Greek and phonetic writing.
Thus the word ag = the sign RAM = rdmu, " love " (proper meaning) is associated with ramdmu, " to roar," for phonetic reasons only.Advertisement
Alecsandri is less successful in his dramas, most of which are adaptations from French originals; the only merit of his novels is that amidst the phonetic and philological turmoil he kept to the purer language of the people.
Galician.Almost all the phonetic feattires which distinguish Portuguese from Castilian are possessed by Gallego also.
In English also the short and the long o are of different qualities, the short in words like not, got being in Sweet's phonetic terminology a low-back-wide-round, the long in words like no a mid-back-wide-round.
All the words of the phonetic alphabet have been hidden in the grid below.
The evidence is that the phonetic symbolism is not based on similarity of initial consonants.Advertisement
Moreover, the native language phonetic categories guide word learning once they infants are able to access phonetic detail.
Have these little kids running around learning the phonetic alphabet, me being a school ma'am.
The differences are very subtle, purely phonetic ones.
Why is n't phonetic spelled the way is sounds?
National languages are very hard for me because they are not phonetic, and have so many irregular verbs.Advertisement
Its grammatical structure is not dissimilar to German and it is also completely phonetic.
It has a unique alphabet of 38 letters, which only have one sound, making it very phonetic.
Here are 10 ideas for teaching pronunciation using the phonetic alphabet.
You should be familiar with the standard international phonetic alphabet as shown in Table 9-1.
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Verbatim speech-to-text reporters use a phonetic keyboard to provide a real-time transcript of the meeting on a computer monitor or projected onto a screen.
The delay varies from one to three seconds for verbatim phonetic machine shorthand, to around five seconds for edited input using qwerty.
Moreover sloppy speech combined with phonetic spelling can lead to grotesque outcomes.
I had thought about the possibility of simply using a stenographer to transmit the phonetic symbols to the television screen.
Do you see a phonetic symbol between the square brackets?
The concept of phonetic symbolism has to be modified.
It is argued that phonological or phonetic similarity of forms favors diachronic syncretism in certain morphological contexts.
The principal reason for using phonetic transcription is easily stated.
A close phonetic transliteration of Jesus ' Hebrew name into modern English would be Yeshua ' .
Save for the consequences of these phonetic changes, Umbrian morphology and syntax exhibit no divergence from Oscan that need be mentioned here, save perhaps two peculiar perfect-formations with -1- and -nci-; as in ampelust, fut.
Thence the difficulty of substituting our phonetic alphabet for the ideographic characters of the Chinese, as well as for the ideophonetic writing partly borrowed by the Annamese from the letters of the celestial empire.
The Babylonian syllabary which thus arose, and which, as the culture passed on to the north - known as Assyria - became the Babylonian Assyrian syllabary, 3 was enlarged and modified in the course of time, the Semitic equivalents for many of the signs being distorted or abbreviated to form the basis of new "phonetic" values that were thus of " Semitic " origin; but, on the whole, the " non-Semitic " character of the signs used as syllables in the phonetic method of writing Semitic words was preserved; and, furthermore, down to the latest days of the Babylonian and Assyrian empires the mixed method of writing continued, though there were periods when " purism " was the fashion, and there was a more marked tendency to spell out the words laboriously in preference to using signs with a phonetic complement as an aid in suggesting the reading desired in any given instance.
Its frequent explanation, however, of incompatible symbols by the doctrines of phonetic variation and interchange, or by alternative values of the same symbol used as ideograph, determinative or phonetic complement, and the occasional use of circular argument in the process of " verification," do not inspire confidence in other than its broader results.
The name existed long before the traditional date of Jacob, and the Egyptian phonetic equivalent of Jacob-el (cf.Isra-el, Ishma-el) appears to be the name of a district of central Palestine (or possibly east of Jordon) about i 50o B.C. But the stories in their present form are very much later.
The conditions which approximate most closely to our present, perfect, future and imperative are marked either by aspiration of the initial or by one of the five prefix consonants according to the rules of euphony, and the whole looks like a former system thrown into confusion and disorder by phonetic decay.
In order to comprehend the mysteries of the Sumerian problem a thorough examination of the beginning of every one of these signs is, of course, imperative, but it is equally necessary that every phonetic Sumerian value and word-combination be also studied, both in connexion with the equivalent signs and with other allied phonetic values.
A word-sign may be compounded with its phonetic complement, 111 white, or with its determinative, as 1/21 silver.
This device is known as phonetic transfer or, more commonly, rebus writing.
The most salient phonetic characteristics will be listed in table 1 below.
Lisping is, therefore, sometimes called a developmental phonetic disorder.
Mild hearing loss involving high frequencies may also impair a child's ability to hear language correctly and be able to repeat phonetic sounds.
Most experts agree that the teacher should emphasize the association between simple phonetic units with letters or letter groups, rather than an approach that stresses memorizing whole words.
They are unable to recognize and decode the sounds and syllables (phonetic structure) behind written words and language in general.
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It helps children learn sight words that don't follow phonetic rules such as 'the', 'is', or 'of.
Hiragana is the Japanese phonetic language which is also used for tattooing and writing.
Kanji, the symbols used in both China and Japan in place of phonetic language, has become the most popular type of tattoo in the world today.
Chinese writing is a writing system that uses symbols to represent different concepts; it is not a phonetic alphabet.
Second are words that are phonetic, meaning they sound exactly as they are spelled.
In lieu of a Universal Translator, the Enterprise relied on Ensign Hoshi Sato (Linda Park) a gift linguist who not only spoke multiple languages, but was able to parse out the phonetic keys to understanding new languages.
In the case of texts from the oldest historical periods we encounter hundreds of names that are genuinely Sumerian, and here in view of the multiplicity of the phonetic values attaching to the signs used it is frequently difficult definitely to determine the reading of the names.
Potent, however, as such a vehicle is for expressing thought, its ideographic script constitutes a great obstacle to general acquisition, and the Japanese soon applied themselves to minimizing the difficulty by substituting a phonetic system.
But while every one appreciates the magnitude of the relief that would thus be afforded, there has as yet been little substantial progress A language which has been adapted from its infancy to ideographi transmission cannot easily be fitted to phonetic uses.
This difference is marked in the phonetic differentiation of the dental and the alveolar t by writing them respectively t and t.
A collection of all the phonetic elements exhausts the .standard alphabets and calls for new letters.
Gods are represented with their appropriate attributes - the fire-god hurling his spear, the moon-goddess with a shell, &c.; the scenes of human life are pictures of warriors fighting with club and spear, men paddling in canoes, women spinning and weaving, &c. An important step towards phonetic writing appears in the picture-names of places and persons.
The history of some of the alphabetic signs is still very obscure but a sufficient number of them have been explained to make it nearly certain that the values of all were obtained on the same principles.i Some of the ancient words from which the phonetic values were derived probably fell very early into disuse, and may, never be discoverable in the texts that have come down to us.
Biliteral phonograms are very rare as phonetic complements, nor are two biliteral phonograms employed together in writing the radicals of a word.
Some phonetic characteristics of the dialect may be regarded as quite certain; (I) the change of the original short o to a (as in the last syllable of the genitive kalatoras); (2) of final -m to -n (as in g ran); (3) of -ni- -ti- -si- respectively to -nn- -to- and -ss- as in dazohonnes " Dasonius," dazohonnihi " Dasonii"; dazetOes, gen.
The Swedish princes Eadgils, son of Ohthere, and Onela, who are mentioned in Beowulf, are in the Icelandic Heimskringla called Adils son of Ottarr, and Ali; the correspondence of the names, according to the phonetic laws of Old English and Old Norse, being strictly normal.
The phonetic system in Old Persian is much simpler than in nd; we reckon twenty-four letters in all.
The Umbrian-Sabellian tribes had the same phonetic peculiarity as the Celts.
Here some of the most characteristic features of the language of the extreme south of Spain are reproducedeither because the Castilian of America has spontaneously passed through the same phonetic transformations or because the Andalusian element, very strongly represented in colonization, succeeded in transporting its local habits of speech to the New World.
By the simplicity of its phonetic elements, the regularity of its grammatical structure, and the copiousness of its nautical vocabulary, the Malay language is singularly well fitted to be the lingua franca throughout the Indian archipelago.
Until, therefore, through parallel passages or through explanatory lists prepared by the Babylonian and Assyrian scribes in large numbers as an aid for the study of the language, 5 the exact phonetic reading of these divine names was determined, scholars remained in doubt or had recourse to conjectural or provisional readings.
Certain classes of names being explained in this way, legitimate and fairly reliable conclusions can be drawn for many others belonging to the same class or group. The proper names of the numerous business documents of the Khammurabi period, when phonetic writing was the fashion, have been of special value in resolving doubts as to the correct reading of names written ideographically.
There was a further complication in that each one of these characters had at least two different phonetic values; and there were other intricacies of usage which, had they been foreknown by inquirers in the middle of the 19th century, might well have made the problem of decipherment seem an utterly hopeless one.
Assuming, then, that the proper names found in the Persian portion of the Behistun inscription occurred also in the Assyrian portion, retaining virtually the same sound in each, a clue to the phonetic values of a large number of the Assyrian characters was obviously at hand.
The analogy of this to the manner in which the Egyptian hieroglyphs passed into phonetic signs is remarkable, and writing might have been invented anew in Mexico had it not been for the Spanish conquest.
Further, owing to the vast number of signs employed, to prevent confusion of one with another in rapid writing they were generally provided with phonetic complements, a group being less easily misread than a single letter.
This mysterious language, despite the existence of more than 6000 inscriptions, and the publication in 1892 of a book written in the language and handed down to us by the accident of its use to pack an Egyptian mummy, remains as obscure as ever, but apparently it underwent very great phonetic changes at an early period, so that the voiced mutes B, D, G disappeared.
The forms of the Danish king's name given by the Frankish historians are corruptions of the name of which the primitive Germanic form was Hugilaikaz, and which by regular phonetic change became in Old English Hygelac, and in Old Norse Hugleikr.
The Latin alphabet is used, with special signs to represent sounds borrowed from Slavonic, &c. All the unaccented vowels except e are pronounced as in Italian; e has the same phonetic value as in Old Slavonic (=French e) and is often similarly preiotized (= ye in yet), notably at the beginning of all words except neologisms. The accented vowels é and ó are pronounced as ea and oa (petra, rock, = peatra; morte, death, = moarte); they are written in full, as diphthongs, at the end of a word and sometimes in other positions.
Yet, even in those days, the Babylonian syllabary continued to be a mixture of ideographic and phonetic writing.
Aramaic endorsements on business documents repeating in Aramaic transliteration the names of parties mentioned in the texts have also been of service in fixing the phonetic readings of names.
These are (1) the origin of the cuneiform signs, (2) the etymology of the phonetic values, and (3) the elucidation of the many and varied primitive sign-meanings.
Sumerian presents a significant list of internal phonetic variations which would not have been possible in an arbitrarily invented language.
According to the system of phonetic changes generally known as "Grimm's law," an original b appears in English as p, an original bh as b.
Unfortunately, the extant remains of Brythonic are scanty; but in the Roman period it borrowed a large number of Latin words, which, as we know their original forms, and as they underwent the same modifications as other words in the language, enable us to trace the phonetic changes by which Brythonic became Welsh.
The phonetic designation is uncertain - perhaps Annshit.
A characteristic phonetic change is that of into sh; e.g.