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Re: USAGE: East Slavic historical phonology (was: Questions and Impressions of Basque)

From:Mark P. Line <mark@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 1, 2004, 23:28
Mark J. Reed said:
> On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 05:43:39PM +0300, Isaac A. Penzev wrote: >> No. It is [h\] - a VOICED glottal fricative. > > Huh, never encountered that before. So [h\] : [h] :: [G] : [x], yes? > I find it hard to get my vocal cords vibrating for [h\]; the extra force > required turns it into [G] . . .
A voiced allophone of /h/ would be pretty common in many languages when it occurs between (voiced) vowels, so you can probably find some of them in your allegro English. "whad'l ya have?" (Put a finger on your throat to see if the voicing is interrupted during the haitch.) In any event, your tongue has no business being anywhere near the place of articulation for [G] when you're saying [h] (or [h\]). -- Mark