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Re: USAGE: /t/ (was Re: USAGE: Schwa and syllabification

From:And Rosta <a.rosta@...>
Date:Monday, March 15, 2004, 22:44
> On Sat, 13 Mar 2004 16:48:32 -0000, And Rosta <a.rosta@...> wrote: > > > Scouse would have followed a similar path, except that the coronal > > segments are apicoalveolar rather than laminodental. (So _pith_, > > _pit_ and _piss_ all end in fricatives and all contrast.) Because > > the step to [h] was lexically selective, you end up with contrasts > > like _not_ [nQh] vs _knot_ [nQ$] (where $ is a fricative one > > might symbolize in IPA by [t] with an openness diacritic added). > > (All things considered, I'd say that _not_ has allomorphs /nQt/ > > and /nQ/.) > > So this /$/ is the same as the so-called Irish slit-fricative, right?
It's a slit fricative, yes. Irish Irish or Irish English? If Irish Irish, then I don't know. If Irish English, I'm not sure -- my intuitions based on inadequate opportunities for observation are that Ir.E. /t/ is a voiceless tap (in the usual places -- foot internal, word final, etc.) --And.
> Then it could be represented in IPA one of two other ways - by a > <theta> with the retraction mark underneath or, dipping into extIPA > symbols, <theta> with an <=> underneath (indicating an alveolar > slit fricative). > > Bfowol >