[Ads-l] "Downsight" (P.S.)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Dec 31 16:06:08 UTC 2014

On Dec 31, 2014, at 1:34 AM, W Brewer wrote:

> BN: <<Except that I have been hearing news with [s]
> on NPR in recent months.>>
> WB:  Probably [#nu:zssss#] vs [#'nu:z worthy#].
> Unremarkable allophony.
Seriously, to support your general point:  I was scoffing at "NPR noose" but then I realized that I probably say "noosepaper", so it's just a question of which environments (word-final vs. pre-voiceless consonant) the devoicing occurs in.  Whether this is allophony depends on your theory.


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