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FFlores wrote:
> Maybe you're right and I'm confusing the terms. I guess
> I'm trying to make a distinction between syllable-final
> /w/ (that *does* exist) and syllable-final /v/ realized
> as [w]. I mean, if you have two roots /tav/ and /taw/
> and you use them as words, both are pronounced [taw],
> but if you inflect them by adding /es/ you have [taves]
> and [tawes] respectively.

Hmm ... reminds me of German obstruents, which are devoiced when
word-final, but when you add a suffix the difference re-appears.  I'd
still call that a phonetic transformation, /v/ --> /w/ when
syllable-final.

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