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Doy wabbe:

> >>Otherwise {b}, {d} and {g} are fricative /B/, /D/ and /G/:
> >>  trago: /t4aGo/, mi vaso: /mi Baso/, mosaico de fotos: /mosajko
> >>Defotos/

Doo Padrayc Brawn wabbe:

> >Is this /G/ common in your speech? I've never heard it; only /g/.

Yip.

Doo Jeff Jowns wabbe:

> Well, the voiced fricative allophones occur in every kind of Spanish
I've
> heard. I have a question about notation, though: I had thought that
slashes
> /X/ were used for phonemic symbols, and brackets [X] for phonetic
symbols,
> (with braces {X} used here for the normal written form). For
example, /g/
> is written {gu} before {i} or {e} and {g} elsewhere, and is
pronounced [g]
> or [G]. Am I confused?

No, you are not confused, I used // where I had probably better use
[].
Yes, the phonem in Spanish is /g/, while it can be realized as either
[g] or [G] or even [M\] (velar aproximant).

-- Carlos Th