Re: Name barbarisms
|From:||Eric Christopherson <rakko@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, May 15, 2001, 6:21|
On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 09:48:20PM +0200, BP Jonsson wrote:
> At 20:44 2001-05-14 +0200, Henrik Theiling wrote:
> >Hmm, my Icelandic book says it should be /pj2t_nn_0/. Which one
> >is correct then?
> It is a matter of different transcriptions of the Icelandic initial
> voiceless unaspirated stops. Since the lack of aspiration is more crucial
> than the lack of voicing most speakers of other Germanic languages would be
> best off pronouncing these sounds voiced. The same goes for final _f, ð,
> g_. Thus quoth my Icelandic Icelandic teacher.
So (forgive me if it's been asked a thousand times before), is the
distinction in Icelandic mainly aspirated/unaspirated? Or tense/lax?
Eric Christopherson / *Aiworegs Ghristobhorosyo