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 , which can neither begin
nor end things in English... but if the /d/ is pronounced [d], it's pretty
clearly "pro.duct" - IMHO.