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ASSIGNMENT QUESTION Sound can be distinguished from letters and other visual representations of language English speakers show

a disposition from putting existing together to create new words using a process called compounding. A minimal pair is a set of two words that have the same sounds in the same order, except that one sound differs i. For each of the following pairs of English consonants, provide 5 other minimal pairs of the same types for each pair that illustrate their occurrence in intial, medial and final position.

Example : [z] Initial : sue/zoo; medial : buses/buzzes; final: peace/peas

Consonant Pairs

English initial

Consanants medial

Position final

Example 0. [z] 1. p / b 2. t / d 3. k / g 4. m / n 5. f / v 0. sue/zoo 1. park / bark 2. to / do 3. kill / gill 4. might / night 5. fairy / very 0. buses/buzzes 1. simple / symbol 2. aunty / Andy 3. bicker / bigger 4. simmer/ sinner 5. refuse / reviews 0. peace/peas 1. cop / cob 2. at / add 3. tuck / tug 4. sum/ sun/sung 5. safe / save


Using monosyllabic English words, provide a list of 5 ordered pairs whose stress patterns ( primary stress , secondary stress and tertiary stress ) indicate they constitute a compound.

Example : timezone 5 ordered pairs monosyllabic words. 0. timezone 1. housewife 2. handbag 3. crossline 4. subcontract 5. antiseptic


Create a dialogue in context to demonstrate differences in lexical category of words : noun, verb and adjective Example : average, model, surprise

Note : 1. your dialogue a. must be contextualized in a specific situation. For example, an interview, asking for direction, negotiating the rental of an apartment and other situations. b. can be used the demonstrate the differences in lexical categories of words. This words best when you use words that can function in more than one grammatical category. For example ,the model modelled for the film 2. This exercise is to enable you to differentiate between grammatical categories of words particularly when the words have similar spellings. 3. You need to provide explanations that show how these words are different. EG. Model 1 is a noun, it names the actor of the sentence; Model 2 is a verb, it refers to an action where a person posed or acts.

DIALOGUET Situation : Two archeplogysts negotiating about an axpedition offer. Mr John : Hello Mr Alexander! Nice to meet you. How is your day?

Mr. Alexander : Hello! It is a bright day today. The brightness of sun really brighten my day. I love summer. Mr John : Oh, I see. It seems that I choose the right place to meet you. At this centre of garden, let us centred our discussion on our business.

Mr. Alexander : My pleasure I have been thinking about your offer. And, I agree to join your exploration team. I would like to explore more in your explotary expedition to India. Mr. John : I am delighted that you are going with us. We will celebrate this day. A celebration of a celebrated archeologist at my home tomorrow night!

Mr. Alexander : Thank you. Do tell me about the expeditionS financial situation. Mr. John : Of course. The State Government funded our expedition with a huge amount of funds. Besides that, we received a loan of 1 million dollars, which is loaned by the British Archeologysts Association.

Mr. Alexander : Ooh So there should be no worry about the money. I am sorry, Mr. John as I am now in haste. I should hasten to my office for a meeting right now. Sorry again for my hasty leaving. Mr. John : Never mind, Mr Alexander. I understand. I will appoint an appointment with you soon. Do come at the appointed hour.

Mr. Alexander : Yes, Mr John. I will. Goodbye. Mr. John : Goodbye, Mr Alexander.

EXPLANATIONS 1. i. Bright is an adjective, it shows that the day is shining strongly or with plenty of light. ii. Brighten is a verb, it refer to an action where the sun make the day more attractive or interesting. iii. Brightness is a noun, it names the shine of light or sun. 2. i. Centre is anoun, it names the middle of space or area. ii. Centred is a verb, it refers to an action where someone pay more attention on something. 3. i. Exploration is a noun, it names the examination of an area or journey through it in order to find information deeply. ii. Explore is a verb, it refers to an action of traveling through or examine an area in order to search for information deeply. iii. Exploratory is an adjective, it shows that the sxpedition is done in order to find out more about something. 4. i. Celebrate is a verb, it refers to an action of doing something special or enjoyable to show that an event or occasion is important. ii. Celebration is a noun, it names the occasion or party when someone celebrate something. iii. Celebrated is an adjective, it shows something or someone that is famous and talked about a lot.


i. Funded is a noun, it names the amount of money that collected and kept for a particular purpose. ii. Funds is a verb, it refers to an action of providing money for an activity.


i. Loan is a noun, it names the amount of money that you borrow from a bank or other organization. ii. Loan is a verb, it refers to an action of lending someone something, especially money.


i. Haste is a noun, it names the great speed of doing something. ii. Hasten is a verb, it refers to an action of making something happen faster or sooner. iii. Hasty is an adjective, it shows something is done in a hurry.


i. Appoint is a verb, it refers to an action of arranging or deading a time or place for something to happen. ii. Appointment is a noun, it names the argement for a meeting at an agreed time and place. iii. Appointed is an adjective, it shows the time or place that has been agreed for something to happen.

Rujukan: 1. Kamus Inggeris Melayu Dewan terbitan Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Edisi 2001 2. Dictionary of Contemporary English Logman Third Edition