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Re: syllable final labialized stops

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 6, 2005, 1:12
william drewery wrote:
> Can anyone give me any tips on pronouncing vowelless syllable final > labialized stops? Should I throw a schwa in there? Thanks, > > Travis
Voiced or voiceless? Voiceless ones shouldn't be too hard, if you can give them a slight aspiration; you can hear the difference in the aspiration. For the voiced ones, I think an extra-brief, unstressed [u] or [y] (leaving the tongue as near as possible to where the stop is articulated) seems like it would be better than a schwa. With practice, you can get the [u] short and unstressed enough that it sounds like part of the consonant.