Italian as a "Pure" Language

Chester Graham Tradux at
Mon Apr 9 08:30:35 UTC 2001

>Italian, for example, has some cases of intervocalic voicing, though ths is
>not in general characteristic of (Standard) Italian. (It occurs in the
>dialects of the Po Valley, and French, Spanich, and Portugese.)  I cannot
>off the top of my head think of any examples from English

  Would an example from English be the voicing of intervocalic /t/, in the
speech of many in the US, in words such as "butter"; as against the
voiceless /t/ in the speech of many in the UK?

Chester Graham

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