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Half-Voiced Stops (was: Rotokas)

From:Emily Zilch <emily0@...>
Date:Thursday, June 17, 2004, 21:47
{ 20040617,1426 | Mark "-- Mark" P. Line } "Is the second phoneme in
English "skip" a /k/ or a /g/? And does this question have a general
answer for all native speakers?"

This leads to the observation that some descriptions of Beijing
Standard Mandarin have "half-voicing" marked for the unaspirated series
- this is indicated with [ b ] etc. with circles beneath. I speak
Mandarin and I'm not sure whether this is a valid analysis - it's as
ambiguous to me as the "skip" example Mark mentions.

Does anyone know if other R/L languages have these?



Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>