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Re: THEORY: h huffnpuffery (was: RE: varia)

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Saturday, February 5, 2000, 1:27
And Rosta wrote:
> IIRC, Catford (my favourite textbook-writing phonetician) recognizes a > tripartite distinction between voiceless fricative, voiced fricative, and > approximant, where approximants are inherently voiced, their voiceless > counterparts being inaudible because there is insufficient constriction > to generate turbulence,
Then how can I hear [l_0] in [pl_0ej]? If pronounced by itself, /l_0/ is certainly nearly impossible to hear - but so is /h/. One detects those sounds by their influence on neighboring sounds. -- "If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God!" - Ralph Waldo Emerson ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor