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Re: Jaars IPA Helper

From:Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>
Date:Friday, January 14, 2000, 11:38
> Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 01:03:05 CST > From: "Daniel A. Wier" <dawier@...>
> Other languages with all unvoiced stops: > > Estonian (actually THREE classes of stops, all unvoiced) > (also many Uralic languages) > Georgian (initial and final stops/affricates only > normally you have voiceless-ejective/voiceless-aspirated/voiced) > Mandarin > Punjabi (only because voiced/voiceless became low tone/high tone) > Tibetan (but modern Tib. might not be so) > Burmese (voiced allophones, maybe) > Thai (again, possibly voiced allophones) > Quechua (this time, ejective/aspirated/plain, all unvoiced) > > Any more I forgot? Any wrong?
Danish --- voiceless plain (/bdg/) and voiceless aspirated (/ptk/) initially. The distinction is neutralized intervocalically, where you might find (murmured) voiced allophones --- you'd need someone who can make spectrograms to say for sure. Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <thorinn@...> (Humour NOT marked)