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Sonority hierarchy (was: Radical-Metathesis)

From:Mr Veoler <veoler@...>
Date:Monday, February 11, 2008, 16:13
Benct Philip Jonsson wrote:
> No, but they have a hierarchy of salience. I'm a bit foggy > on the details ATM, but can look them up tomorrow. > > IIRC (which I might as well not) the order is > something like t - p - k for voiceless stops and > b - d -g for voiced stops. Vcl vs. vcd and stop vs. > fricative also vary in salience; thus k is more > salient than g, which is least salient of all stops.
Something like [t b p d k g]? I'm trying to combine it with the order Wikipedia gives [p t k] [b d g] [f θ] [v ð z] [s] [m n] [l] [r]
> This hierarchy also governs the relative frequency > of various sounds across vocabulary.
Never heard about it. So consonants that are close to each other in salience generally have a similar frequency? -- Veoler