soft and hard

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Wed Sep 22 19:50:51 UTC 1999

Yeah, but velar fricatives? Ain't you doing too much feature phonology for
the folk?


><<But I still suspect "hard" means the stop>> More likely, it seems to me, is
>that because "soft" normally means 'affricate' (the marked case) as in GIANT,
>therefore "hard" means 'velar', by default.

Dennis R. Preston
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Michigan State University
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