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Re: C-IPA underlying principles and methods

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Friday, February 28, 2003, 10:13
Quoting "Isaac A. Penzev" <isaacp@...>:

> Hi, Andreas! You wrote: > > > May I point out that [T] (and IPA theta) is used to indicate both > > interdental and dental sounds? Dental vs interdental [T] is apparently > not > > contrasting in any language (which is why they only get one > representation), > > but audibly different. I can produce dental "T" and dental "s" at the > same > > PoA; I can also produce alveolar "s" and interdental "T". > > Phonetics is not my strong point, but can you explain in more details, > how > can it be?
I'm not either. I'm afraid I can't make a better explanation that pronounce dental "T" like an interdental one, only dental, and dental "s" like alveolar "s", only dental. It seems that the part of the tongue behind the actual PoA is higher for the "s" sounds than for the "T" ones. Andreas