Re: How to represent long affricates? (was: Phonetic scripts and diphthongs ...)
|From:||J. 'Mach' Wust <j_mach_wust@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 20, 2004, 8:37|
Andreas Johansson wrote:
>It's physiologically possible to lengthen either part of the affricate, so
>I just imagined a conlang that distinguishes tS~t:S~tS:~t:S:. Anadewism
>demands some natlang sports the same contrast!
Oh, that's difficult to produce, after all since my own natural language
(an Alemannic German dialect) eliminates the length contrast in consonants
that neighbour voiceless sounds (except [h]), so that there's no length
contrast in affricates, since all stops and fricatives are voiceless
(phonologically, there's no difference between phonemic affricates and the
sequence of stop + homorganic fricative in this language). I guess the
pronunciation of the affricates is short at the beginning of words but long
elswhere, but I'm not sure.
j. 'mach' wust