The symbols /ӕ/ and /ӡ:/ represent specific vowel and consonant sounds in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), respectively.
1. /ӕ/ – This symbol represents the near-open front unrounded vowel sound. It is similar to the vowel sound in the English word “cat.” To produce this sound, the jaw is relatively open, and the tongue is positioned towards the front of the mouth. The lips are unrounded.
Examples of words with the /ӕ/ sound:
2. /ӡ:/ – This symbol represents the voiced postalveolar fricative sound. It is similar to the “zh” sound in the English word “treasure.” To produce this sound, the tongue is placed against the area just behind the alveolar ridge (the bumpy ridge behind the upper teeth), and air is released through a narrow gap between the tongue and the ridge, creating friction.
Examples of words with the /ӡ:/ sound:
It’s important to note that the pronunciation of sounds may vary depending on dialect and accent. The examples given here are based on a standard English accent, but there can be regional variations.
/ӡ:/ /ӕ/ BIRD BAD SHIRT SAT SEACRCH CASH STERN STAND TURN TALL EVALUATION: Write out 10 words each for the following sounds /ӕ/ and /ӡ:/ ASSIGNMENT: TRASCRIBE TEN WORDS OF YOUR CHOICE AND IDENTIFY THESE TWO PHONETIC SYMBOLS /ӕ/ and /ӡ:/