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Re: I'm back!! with a question..........

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Saturday, April 10, 2004, 9:57
Quoting Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>:

> >> and I'm working on something extremely implausible and ridiculous :D > > > > Why am I not surprised? > > *laughs*, am I THAT predictable??
Yep! ... :)
> >> How about for voiced labiodental stop? > > > > Isn't any. You might try [b_-] (retracted [b]) or [f_r] (raised [f]). > > > > At least, the IPA chart doesn't shade it as impossible, which an old > > textbook > > I saw did ... > > > > Ok, I'll go with the former. > > And I can articulate it just fine...and it's clearly distinguishable from > [b]...
Me too, but some people simply don't have even enough teeth to do it. Apparently no natlang distinguish them phonemically. And re: a point in your other post, yes [t_T] is a valid way of indicating a dental affricate. Unless it contrasts with the cluster, you could also simply write [tT] (or do it anyway and separate the cluster with a hyphen, like how the X-SAMPA documentation suggests transscribing Polish 'cz' and 'trz' as [tS] and [t-S]). I guess if you wanted to be painfully exact, you'd need writing [t_d_T], but that's beyond the dark as well as the pale. Andreas