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The grid below is a standard hashiwokakero puzzle. Each IPA symbol should be replaced with the total number of phonetic features it shares from the following list: consonantal, sonorant, coronal, anterior, nasal, voice, continuant, and strident.*

If you think you’ve figured out the answer, submit your solution to the editors of SpecGram by October 1st, 2022, and you could win a prize. Solutions and winners will be announced in the next issue of SpecGram.



* Since linguists cannot collectively get their act [+together] when it comes to phonetic features, if there is any doubt about a particular phoneme, Bruce Hayes’ 2009 textbook, Introductory Phonology, will serve as the featural authority of last resort. —Eds.

A Collection of Linguistics Themed CluesJonathan Downie
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