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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". --And.