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Re: / / vs [ ]

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Saturday, January 5, 2002, 16:19
On 5 Jan 02, at 19:43, Tristan Alexander McLeay wrote:

> Do German words ending in <t> /t/ change to /d/ when something is added to > it?
No. What happens is that voiced stops become unvoiced syllable-finally, and the voicing "comes back" when they are no longer syllable-final (as in [hUnt] --> [hun.d@]; [d] is now syllable-initial). But unvoiced stops stay unvoiced. For example, <Brot> --> <Brote>: [bro:t] --> [bro:.t@]. Or "Tod" [to:t] "death (n.)" and "des Todes" [to:.d@s] "of the death" vs. "tot" [to:t] "dead (adj.)" and "ein totes Tier" [to:.t@s], both forms using -es but being pronounced differently.
> If it didn't, I'd say <hund> was /hund/ but [hunt]
Hm... thanks. I'll think about it. Cheers, Philip -- Philip Newton <Philip.Newton@...>