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Question 1: The velar consonants identified by the ________ are:
Velar nasalVoiceless alveolar fricativeInternational Phonetic AlphabetX-SAMPA

Question 2: [ɡ] of course does not occur in languages like ________ which lack voiced stops, but it is sporadically missing elsewhere.
Mandarin ChineseChinese languageCantonese (Yue)Standard Mandarin

Question 3: An areal feature of the ________ coast is that historical *k has become palatalized in many languages, in many languages becoming [kʲ], but in others, such as Saanich, Salish, and Chemakun becoming [tʃ].
Western United StatesPacific NorthwestBritish ColumbiaCanada

Question 4: Velars are ________ articulated with the back part of the tongue (the dorsum) against the soft palate, the back part of the roof of the mouth, known also as the velum).
ConsonantAlveolar consonantPalatal consonantVelar consonant

Question 5: This distinction disappears with the ________ [w], since labialization involves adding of a labial approximant articulation to a sound, and this ambiguous situation is often called labiovelar.
ConsonantFlap consonantFricative consonantApproximant consonant


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