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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.

On the second view, _Wagner_ when pronounced [va:kn6] would have to be
morphemized as _Wag-ner_. Is there anything speaking in favour of a such
interpretation?

                                                    Andreas