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Re: / / vs [ ]

From:Sven Sommerfeld <sven.sommerfeld@...>
Date:Saturday, January 5, 2002, 13:51
On 5 Jan 02, Tristan Alexander McLeay wrote:

> Do German words ending in <t> /t/ change to /d/ when something is added to > it? *<bent> [bent] > *<benter> or <bender> [benda] for example? (I don't > know German phonology, I'm just copying with Philip did to the -<er>) (In > a similar way to <laughter> [lA:ftA] > <laughter is> [lA:ft@rIz]; <data> > [dA:tA; -dA] > <data is> [dA:t@rIz; -d@-] in my dialect of English.) If it > didn't, I'd say <hund> was /hund/ but [hunt], but I don't have a native > German's intuition.
See, in general all voiced obstruents in "Standard High German" become voiceless in coda positions. So all voiced obstruent phonemes should have an voiceless allophone like /hUnd/ --> [hUnt]. The plural is [hUnd@] as it is in [hant] vs [hEnd@] "hand" or [ve:k] vs [ve:g@] "way", but there is no intervocalic voicing. Regards Sven