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Re: German aus- etc.

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 1, 2002, 3:04

"Steven W. Lytle" <BestATN@...> writes:
> E. 6. Where a voiceless consonant at the end of a syllable is followed by a=20 > voiced consonant opening the subsequent syllable, there will be no=20 > assimilation, i.e., neither will the voiceless final consonant devoice the=20 > consonant which follows, nor will the voiced quality of the initial consonan= > t=20 > affect the consonant which ends the preceding syllable. The speech sound=20 > takes over immediately after the voiceless consonant has been articulated: =20 > aussetzen ['auszets@n] Absicht ['apzi=E7t]. > > this is in complete conformity with the german i've heard and spoken.
Yes. And it is exactly how I pronounce it. There is no assimiliation between the sounds (maybe a very short, unavoidable floating change at their boundary). The only sandhi rules that I use and which I suspect many Germans use that are not part of a typical explanation in a dictionary, are assimilations of the place of articulation of nasals after plosives: baden [ba:.dn=] Lappen [] packen [pa.kN=] Even at word boundaries: in Stuttgart [in.StUt.ga6t] in Bielefeld [] in K