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Nasal vowel: Quiz


Question 1: Other languages may use a superscript n: aⁿ, eⁿ. In the ________, nasal vowels are denoted by a tilde over the symbol for the vowel, as in Portuguese.
Voiceless alveolar fricativeVelar nasalInternational Phonetic AlphabetX-SAMPA

Question 2: A nasal vowel is a ________ that is produced with a lowering of the velum so that air escapes both through nose as well as the mouth.
Close front unrounded vowelInternational Phonetic AlphabetVowelClose back rounded vowel

Question 3: There is no orthographic way to denote the nasalization, but it is systematically taught as part of the essential rules of tajweed employed while reading the ________.
MuhammadIslamQur'anQur'an and miracles

Question 4: This is the case in English: vowels preceding nasal consonants are nasalized, but there is no ________ distinction between nasal and oral vowels (and all vowels are considered phonemically oral).
International Phonetic AlphabetEnglish orthographyPhonologyPhoneme

Question 5: Nasalized vowels occur in classical Arabic, but not in contemporary speech or standardized ________.
Arabic languageEgyptian ArabicModern Standard ArabicAncient North Arabian

Question 6: ________ scripts, which are used for most Indian languages, use the bindu (.) symbol and its variations to denote nasal vowels and nasal junctions between consonants.
Brāhmī scriptMalayalam scriptDevanagariAbugida

Question 7: The Nastalique script used by ________ denotes nasalisation by employing the Arabic letter "noon" but removing the dot.
Hindustani languageHindiUrduPunjabi language


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