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Re: Voiced Velar Fricative

From:tim talpas <tim@...>
Date:Thursday, December 19, 2002, 18:05
#  I just wondered because I
# > love
# > the sound for some reason but I don't want to add it if its extremely
# > uncommon in natural languages. Thanks in advance,
# >
# I think it's a common sound in many languages (I just cannot find many examples
# currently :))) ). I think modern Greek has it too, but I'm not completely sure
# about that. If you have for instance a language where all fricatives have both
# a voiceless and voiced counterpart and you have /x/, you can safely add /G/ :) .

Some turks will use /G/ for the soft g^ <-- (the g with the breve on top).

So words like sag^, and deg^il can be [sAG] and [dEGIl], instead of the
"standard" [sA:] and [dEjIl].

On a side note:

My impression of [G] (as well as [x]) is that it tends to vary in raspy-ness,
I always recall dutch /x/ almost with a raspy, trilly quality. All the
information I've read about Dutch says that [x] is somehow different
from the [x] of say, german. Yet they both still qualify as [x]. Is
there some way of marking this?