soft and hard

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Thu Sep 23 02:01:01 UTC 1999

In a message dated 9/22/1999 3:48:11 PM, preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU writes:

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

That's just the point--the folk don't know a fricative from a stop--they just
know that a velar fricative sounds more like a "real" G (= hard G) than an
alveopalatal afficate. I would guess that this is perceptually the case.

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