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Re: Phoneme Analysis Question

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Friday, October 22, 2004, 11:55
From:    Danny Wier <dawiertx@...>
> From: "Jean-François Colson" <fa597525@...> > > BTW How do you pronounce |it'd|? Do you insert a vowel between /t/ and /d/ > > or do you succeed to say > > [Itd]? > > I say [' It @d]; I insert a vowel.
I'd say this as well. Another option I also use is deletion of the /t/: [Id] = "it would". This is an interesting construction, since Zwicky and Pullum would be forced to argue that its negation plus _have_, videlicet "I'd'n'a" [I would not have], involves a clitic being followed by an affix which is in turn being followed by a clitic. Such constructions are predicted not to exist.
> Can you have a sequence of voiceless + voiced (or vice versa; likewise > aspirated + unaspirated, ejective + non-ejective) without an intervening > schwa? I'd think you'd either have to insert the vowel or assimilate the > consonants.
Georgian shows that one can indeed have such sequences, but not in final position like this. There, Georgian has obligatory final devoicing like many languages. ========================================================================= Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally, Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of 1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter. Chicago, IL 60637