FACTOID # 19: Cheap sloppy joes: Looking for reduced-price lunches for schoolchildren? Head for Oklahoma!
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Final devoicing
This article should be translated (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Final_devoicing&action=edit) (or additional material should be added) from material at de:Auslautverhärtung

Final devoicing (German: Auslautverhärtung, ie "hardening of the final sound") of voiced consonants is a systematic phonetic process occurring in languages such as German, Dutch, and Russian, among others. In these languages, where the voicing of consonants is phonological—that is, these languages feature minimal pairs like for example German Bein ("leg") vs. Pein ("pain"), distinguished only by the voicing of the initial consonant—the devoicing of final consonants constitutes a neutralisation of a phonological opposition which is usually made.


  Results from FactBites:
 
Tieszen, Final stop devoicing in Polish: Abstract (364 words)
This thesis examines the acoustic nature of word-final devoicing process in Polish and provides a possible explanation for its development on the basis of the history of the Polish language.
The results revealed that word-final devoicing is not complete in Polish, and that the dialect regions influence the kind of voicing cues which maintain the voicing distinction phonetically.
For speakers from Warsaw in all environments and all places of articulation, the duration of glottal pulsing into closure was significantly longer for underlyingly voiced stops than for voiceless.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m