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Re: Half-Voiced Stops (was: Rotokas)

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Friday, June 18, 2004, 6:16
Tristan Mc Leay wrote:
> There's a particular metathesised pronunciation of 'spaghetti' as > 'basketti' which is no doubt an example of _something_, too..
I've heard "pas(k/gh)etti", too, which would tend to support Andreas' thesis. Personally, I'm not so sure that you *can* assign such a sound to either phoneme when there's no contrast, and it doesn't fit the prototype for either phoneme.