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Re: Allophone Problem

From:Jeff Rollin <jeff.rollin@...>
Date:Friday, June 8, 2007, 14:16
In the last episode, (On Friday 22 Sivan 5767 13:39:36), Jörg Rhiemeier wrote:
> Hallo! > > On Fri, 8 Jun 2007 03:46:20 -0400, John Vertical wrote: > > I actually recall reading that the final devoicing of stops in German is > > only a > > near-merger - that there's some slight phonetic cue that's basically > > impossible > > to hear, but appears regularly when recordings are examined rigorously. > > It is - at least in my idiolect - like this: > > Voiceless stops are not only voiceless, they are also aspirated (except > in clusters). In word-final position, voiced stops are devoiced, but > unlike voiceless stops they are not aspirated. So you have >
Interesting. I wonder how it is in Russian - which also has FCD, although I have never heard of an aspiration contrast. Perhaps there is a palatalisation contrast? Jeff -- "Please understand that there are small European principalities devoted to debating Tcl vs. Perl as a tourist attraction." -- Cameron Laird


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