Question

Look at the following Italian words and analyze the distribution of the sounds [s] and [z]. 1) With respect to the sounds [s] and [z],are they any minimal pairs if so which ones 2) Are these two sounds in contrastive or complementary distribution? 3) Are [s] and [z] allophones of one phoneme phonemes?or separate 4) List all the environments in which the sounds appear.Word a) is given as example. If the sounds appear word internally, don't forget to list both neighboring sounds -the sound before and the sound after. 5) If they are in complementary distribution, state the phonological rule that describes their distribution. HINT:you have to focus on a specific feature of consonant features.

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