LINGUIST List 6.838

Thu 22 Jun 1995

Disc: German Affricates

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Message 1: Re: 6.783, German Affricates

Date: Wed, 07 Jun 1995 15:39:13 Re: 6.783, German Affricates
From: John E. Koontz <koontzboulder.nist.gov>
Subject: Re: 6.783, German Affricates

In regard to Roger Lass's comments on tS vs. t#S (or C^ vs tS, as he puts it),
I'd like to comment that the pronunciation for t#S that he gives may not
pertain for many American English speakers. I think I'm not alone in having
something like [?S] (? = glottal stop, S = esh) or [raised-?tS] in the t#S
case. In any case, as he indicates, the difference is one of a phonetic
detail that is simply invisible in certain styles of phonological transcription.

John E. Koontz
NIST:CAML:SCED 883.04 Boulder, CO
koontzboulder.nist.gov
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