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Re: the poop on voiced uvular stops

From:Matt Pearson <jmpearson@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 27, 1999, 15:38
Dirk Elzinga wrote:

>As far as voicing goes, then, the most unmarked stop inventory >would be something like: > > t k > b d
Hmm. That might explain why optional voicing of /p/ in Tokana is more common than optional voicing of /k/. (Tokana has only three stops, /p/, /t/, and /k/. These are usually voiceless and unaspirated, but they can optionally voice in certain environments, such as after a nasal or liquid, or intervocalically before an unstressed vowel.) Matt.