Re: Linguistic Terminology
|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