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
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.
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