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Voiced/voiceless stops in English,was: Re: Pronouncing Tokana...

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 2, 2000, 2:08
Raymond Brown wrote:
> Some in north west England have [r\] (alveolar approximant) for medial /t/ > and would, presumably, pronounce 'at all' as [@r\O:l]
ONLY for medial /t/, not for medial /d/? Interesting. That's a rather odd change, I think, stop to approximate.
> Among generations younger than me, medial & final /t/ is commonly > pronounced [?] in many parts of Britain, so we have [@?O:l]
I've heard a few people use that around HERE in Florida, for example, just today I heard the name Matt Allen pronounced as something like /m&?&l@n/, I've also heard things like /bV?@n/ for "button" and /dI?n=t/ for "didn't"
> Others have [@tO:l] with out aspiration, or [@t?O:l]. And, I suspect there > are other variations, but 'a tall...' is IME generally distinct from 'at > all'.
Presumably because of the stressing "a táll" vs. "at all" -- "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 ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor