Re: Whispered voicing ( was: Re: /p/ versus devoiced b?)
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, January 31, 2001, 16:06|
On Wed, 31 Jan 2001 20:19:37 +1100 D Tse <exponent@...>
> >Well you must be one of those lucky people who can actually
> recognize and
> >produce a voiced /h/! I don't think I know how to make one, and I
> >think I've ever heard one either (they say <ahoy> has one, but I'm
> >sure it's voiceless in this dialect).
> Actually this book describes voiced "h" as "murmured, or whispery,
> breathy-voiced" and cites the English words "behave" and "behind" as
In my dialect, at least, the only /h/ is voiceless. Even in "ahoy",
"behave", and "behind". I have to force myself to make a voiced /h/.