Rick Mc Callister rmccalli at sunmuw1.MUW.Edu
Sun Mar 11 19:38:17 UTC 2001

	Tuscan unvoiced stops are aspirated or fricativized in some areas.
This is well documented.
	My undergrad Italian prof had Calabrian parents and told of a
similar phenomenon in their dialect, e.g. /lu xurkhu/ "fork"

>        I have it on good authority (Eric Hamp) that English-like aspiration
>occurs in some Pennine Italian dialects.

Rick Mc Callister
Mississippi University for Women
Columbus MS 39701

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