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Re: more English orthography

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 17, 2000, 7:15
Marcus Smith wrote:
> I'm sorry. I don't see the difference between allophony and phonemic > neutralization in this context. I would certainly say that devoiced final > consonants are allophones of the voiced phoneme in German.
I suppose it depends on which definition you use of "phoneme". The definitions I learned and use do not allow two phonemes to share an allophone (at least in the same environment). To put it another way, how would you distinguish between phonemic neutralization and allophony, or would you? -- "If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God!" - Ralph Waldo Emerson "Glassín wafilái pigasyúv táv pifyániivav nadusakyáavav sussyáiyatantu wawailáv ku suslawayástantu ku usfunufilpyasváditanva wafpatilikániv wafluwáiv suttakíi wakinakatáli tiDikáufli!" - nLáf mÁldu nÍmasun ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor