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Re: orthographic syllabification [was: Re: Moraic codas]

From:Muke Tever <alrivera@...>
Date:Thursday, July 19, 2001, 2:26
From: "Adrian Morgan" <morg0072@...>
> OK, my imagination about the aspiration, but what I *meant* was a bit > like aspiration only different - viz, velocity of tongue escape. > > When I say 'product', my tongue moves away from the 'd' pretty rapidly, > but when I say 'prod', my tongue presses even harder against my top > gums after I have finished voicing. Therefore if 'product' is broken > into 'prod-uct', then the tongue movement (compress then replace at > leisure) does not at all reflect that of the original word (move away > quickly). Intuitively I think the tongue movement should be preserved > under syllabification, hence my preference for pro-duct.
Yeah, normally that /d/ would be something like [4], which can neither begin nor end things in English... but if the /d/ is pronounced [d], it's pretty clearly "pro.duct" - IMHO. *Muke!