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R: Re: Phonology and Questions

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Sunday, May 7, 2000, 12:24
Pablo wrote:
> >I've heard it said that Japanese is developing distinct voiceless vowels,
> >I've never seen the evidence for this. They are clearly there when you
hear a
> >native speaker talk, but they seem to be predictable. > > All native and non-native speakers I've had contact with > agree that they seem to appear predictably between unvoiced > consonants, or in final position after an unvoiced consonant. >
Do they become voiceless even if they're stressed? Luca