Ant: syllable final labialized stops
|From:||Steven Williams <feurieaux@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 5, 2005, 16:23|
--- william drewery <travis65610@...> schrieb:
> Can anyone give me any tips on pronouncing vowelless
> syllable final labialized stops? Should I throw a
> schwa in there?
You _could_ throw a weak schwa in there, if you like.
French does it all the time with its palatal nasal,
although I think it's more of a case of the French
simply not dropping the historical schwa from the
final, like they do in many other cases.
Or you could pronounce the stop with a strong release.
It's about the same thing and comes to the same
effect. Or you could have the final labialized stop
'color' the preceding vowel a bit, like turning [a] to
[O] or something like that. Note that this last
suggestion's not a very good idea of your language has
a limited number of possibly syllables to begin with,
or else you risk having tons of homophonic pairs that
need to be somehow disambiguated.
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