MG voiced plosives (was: A few phonetics-related q's)
|From:||Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, September 15, 2004, 18:07|
On Tuesday, September 14, 2004, at 06:54 , Andreas Johansson wrote:
> Quoting Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>:
>>> And [anda] is what happens in Modern Greek, IIRC.
>> Yes - tho I understand that in some dialects the nasal is lost entirely,
>> e. /anta/ is pronounced [anda] or [ada] according to dialect.
> I guess this must be the origin of the use of nu-tau for /d/ in foreign
> and words, then. It gives us wonderful things like "Donald" becoming
> They also use mu-pi for /b/, and, IIRC, gamma-kappa for /g/.
You do recall correctly, but the use of /d/, /b/ and /g/ is controversial.
The phonemic status of voiced plosives in Modern Greek is still hotly
"They are evidently confusing science with technology."
UMBERTO ECO September, 2004