YAEPT: Re: Re: ontology of glottalized segments?
|From:||And Rosta <a.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, August 11, 2004, 22:40|
> I don't know how a language would
> develop a glottalized series from something else, but here's a thought.
> In some varieties of English (no, I'm not starting YAEPT), syllable
> final stops are pre-glottalized: [k_h&?t] 'cat'. In allegro speech, the
> supralaryngeal gesture may be absent altogether, giving [k_h&?]. If
> there were a following morph which began with a voiceless stop, it
> doesn't seem too far-fetched to attach the constricted glottis gesture
> to the stop and get a glottalized consonant. I'm emphatically *not*
> saying this happens in English. But in a parallel universe, English'
> (English-prime) might develop this feature.
Glottalized stops (i.e. glottal-oral) are the realization of coda
(or foot-internal) /ptk/ in Geordie (Newcastle) and are at least
an allophone of coda /ptk/ in some accents of the North of England
(e.g. Yorkshire) &, I believe, New York City. But I am not aware of
any accent that has a three way surface *contrast* between [d] [t]
and [t']/[t^?], but conceivably -- I've never checked -- it might
found in "pig it" : "picket" : "pick it".