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2. 3. 4. , the voicing of /Θ/ in going from {truth} to {truths}), multiple lines of development (as when analyses are given both above and below the word), and the impossibility of further suffixing composition (a form prefixed with "*") after an inflection. Inflection itself is the subject of the next chapter. o PARTS OF SPEECH AND PARADIGMS We cannot always properly say that a given word belongs to a set or class called a certain part of speech (or "form class"), but only (a) that its stem or its affix is associated with that part of speech, (b) that it enters into paradigms associated with that part of speech, (c) that it occupies positions in syntactic structures associated with that part of speech, or (d) that it has a syntactic extension or range associated with that part of speech.

We shall see in the next chapter that these pairs are PHONEMIC in English, and could as well have been written between slants as square brackets. Other contrastive pairs include /i 2 i/, /s 2 i/, and /a2á/. 7. Four Semivowels "Q"' Following the criterion given on page 33, the semivowels in the present system are [3] as in BE , [r] as in most dialects of AE , [h] as in all but Cockney dialects [h1h1h], and [1] as in the contraction of < shall) and written <'11>. 3 THE SOUNDS OF ENGLISH: PART TWO Before we proceed to combine the indivisible sounds of English into syllables, it will be convenient to have the whole inventory of sounds we have introduced brought together on one page.

Starting with {thirteen} we have seven compound words, words in which there is a coordination rather than a subordination of morphemic terms—the relation being, of course, that of arithmetic addition; and {twenty}, {thirty}, up to {hundred} are also compound, the relation changing to that which holds between the factors of an arithmetical product. In all of these we can see varying degress of phonemic simplification of the morphemic facts: /Ortin/ instead of the morphemically scrupulous {three&ten}, /twen-ti/ for {twice- ten} and so on throughout.

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