soft and hard

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Thu Sep 23 02:27:19 UTC 1999

And I bet it ain't. I bet that fricativization  overrides position in this
case, perceptually.

How much you bet?

dInIs (who's got his hand on his wallet)

>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.

Dennis R. Preston
Professor of Linguistics
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
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