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Andreas Johansson scripsit:

> True, except that obstruent devoicing in German does take place at the end of
> syllables generally (with some morphologically motivated exceptions), and not
> merely word-finally. Eg _Abmarsch_ [apmaRS].

There seem to be two different views of this: one, that German
devoices obstruents at the end of syllables with some exceptions, or
that it devoices only at the ends of syllables that are also the ends
of morphemes.  The latter formulation violates structuralist rules and
so was disfavored for a long time, and it's hard to find examples other
than the Wagener/Wagner type you discuss that put the two views into contrast.

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