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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:
> The second issue of my tutorial has been posted at >
[...] 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/. T -- That's not a bug; that's a feature!