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  1. An Introduction to the IPA
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Lesson 7, Topic 9
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/m/ vs /n/ – e.g. grim vs grin

Peter Smissen March 3, 2018
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Complete the exercise by:

  1. Listening to the MP3 and noticing the sound differences
  2. Listening & repeating each word out loud.

am – an
æm – æn

comb – cone
kəʉm – kəʉn

foam – phone
fəʉm – fəʉn

home – hone
həʉm – həʉn

my – nigh
mɑe – nɑe

mine – nine
mɑen – nɑen

sum – son
m – sɐn

term – turn
tɜːm – tɜːn

dime – dine
dɑem – dɑen

team – teen
tiːm – tiːn

seem – seen
siːm – siːn

gum – gun
m – gɐn

mice – nice
mɑes – nɑes

smack – snack
smæk – snæk

mat – gnat
mæt – næt

hand – hammed
nd – hæmd

gnome – known
ˈnəʉmiː – nəʉn

game – gain
gæɪm – gæɪn

grim – grin
grɪm – grɪn

sperm – spurn
spɜːm – spɜːn

time – tine
tɑem – tɑen

tomb – toon
tʉːm – tʉːn

messed – nest
mest – nest

male – nail
mæɪl – næɪl

me – knee
miː – n

meal – kneel
miːl – niːl

hem – hen
hem – hen

tim – tin
m – tɪn

mill – nil
mɪl – nɪl

jam – jan
ʤæm – ʤæn

Practice phrases to read out loud:

  1. Nail the male to Jan‘s jammed but clean machine.
  2. Nil runs were made at the mill minded by my niece.
  3. No one knows when Tom wants to mow Tim‘s lawn.
  4. Megan hemmed the hen into a tinmanmade nest.
  5. Nannmade mmix nine nuts into my snack mixture.
  6. The game gained the moon at noon one tiny timmore.
  7. He hit is shin on the shrine but made a grim grin nine times.
  8. The sperm whale spurned on in the cartoon‘s mouldy tomb.
  9. It seems I’ve seen him bending and beaming, mending and moaning.
  10. The gnome has known many times his hand was hammed and hammered.