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Voice in German, was: Con-Alphabets & Real Languages

From:Vasiliy Chernov <bc_@...>
Date:Monday, December 31, 2001, 13:13
On Sun, 30 Dec 2001 12:57:43 +0100, Christian Thalmann <cinga@...>

>--- In conlang@y..., Roger Mills <romilly@E...> wrote:
>> (2) why is "so" /zo/ written {dho} but "aussieht" is written with >> {-ss-}? > >With {-thth-}, you mean. There's no inconsistency there. > >> Isn't it [aws.'zi:t]? I could be wrong, Lord knows... > >I should say so. I've never hear anything else than ["aws.,si:t] >(using the new C-SAMPA convention of /,/ as secondary stress =). >Without the prefix, it would indeed be [zi:t].
Interesting. Do you distinguish {ausw<...>} (e. g. in _Ausweiß_) from {ausf<...>} (as e. g. in _ausfallen_)? (I was taught that the second spirant must be voiceless in both, but still different in tenseness; and I am curious if _aussieht_ is closer to the former or the latter, in terms of that distinction) Basilius