Vocalic Natural Classes I


See if you can recognize the natural classes to which the following vocalic sounds belong.

  1. To what natural class do the following vowels belong?
    ie

  2. To what natural class do the following vowels belong?

  3. To what natural class do the following vowels belong?
    a

  4. To what natural class do the following vowels belong?
    aou

  5. To what natural class do the following vowels belong?
    eo

  6. To what natural class do the following vowels belong?
    iu

  7. To what natural class do the following vowels belong?
    ()y ()uo

  8. To what natural class do the following vowels belong?

  9. To what natural class do the following vowels belong?
    ieuo

  10. To what natural class do the following vowels belong?


Vocalic Natural Classes I I


Now see if you can select vowels belonging to the various natural classes from among those of other classes.

  1. Click the front vowels in the following list:
    i o u a e y
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

  2. Click the back vowels in the following list:
    i o u a e y
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

  3. Click the high vowels in the following list:
    i o u a e y
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

  4. Click the low vowels in the following list:
    i o u a e y
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

  5. Click the mid vowels in the following list:
    i o u a e y
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

  6. Click the tense vowels in the following list:
    i o u a e y
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

  7. Click the lax vowels in the following list:
    i o u a e y
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

  8. Click the rounded vowels in the following list:
    i o u a e y
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

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