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Re[2]: Linguistic Terminology

From:lucasso <lucasso@...>
Date:Thursday, December 31, 1998, 10:52
KJ> These are the alternative pronounciations of phonemes in a KJ> particular language that never affect the meaning, usually KJ> predictable from their environment. For example, English /t/ is KJ> normally aspirated but is unaspirated after an /s/ in a consonant KJ> cluster. Similarly, English /l/ is normally velarized at the end of KJ> words; compare "lick" with "kill". In Polish, velarized and KJ> unvelarized /l/ are different phonemes. polish is not very good example here becouse nowadays 'velarized l' is pronounced similar to english 'w'... but not much time ago, every actor and actress oughta pronounce it as velarized... -- lucasso (