On 2/23/06, Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On 2/23/06, Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > The most different-seeming to me are [h] and [f] for Japanese /h/,
> /hu/ is [p\M] AFAIK, not [fM].
You mean [PM]! I see no reason for a valuable monograph like [P] to
be used as an alternative to [v\] in CXS, when symmetry demands that
it be used for IPA [ϕ] (phi). The CXS chart should be amended at
once! At once, do you hear? :)
But you're right - I pronounce it [P] but still think of it as "f"
in my head. I think of the vowel as "u", too. (Incidentally, is the
/o/ vowel also unrounded ?)
> > but those aren't all that far apart really.
> But they're right at opposite ends of the pulmonic consonant chart
> from each other!
Heh. Yes, glottal and labial are about as far apart as you can get
POA-wise, but they're still both voiceless fricatives. Different
levels of turbulence, but not all that dissimilar. Certainly not
compared to the difference between the alleged English allophones [h]
Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]>