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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. ___________________________________________________________ Gesendet von Yahoo! Mail - Jetzt mit 1GB Speicher kostenlos - Hier anmelden: