Re: The Art of Language (Issue 02)
|From:||H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, January 20, 2007, 16:38|
On Sat, Jan 20, 2007 at 10:30:11AM -0300, Pablo Flores wrote:
I think you should cover aspiration as well. A good way to test for
aspiration is the "paper test": hold a piece of paper in
front of your mouth, and say, for example, "take" and "mistake". You'll
see that the /t/ in "take" comes with a puff of air that pushes the
paper, while the /t/ in "mistake" doesn't. (I.e., the first /t/ is
aspirated, the second isn't.)
This is also the difference between the English initial /t/ and the
Spanish initial /t/.
That's not a bug; that's a feature!