Presentation on theme: "Fry: acoustic cues for consonants o. Fry p 135 Remind yourself of the fortis-lenis distinction in the slide for week 6 – as far as English is concerned,"— Presentation transcript:
Fry p 135 Remind yourself of the fortis-lenis distinction in the slide for week 6 – as far as English is concerned, keep particularly in mind the eight fortis-lenis pairs (Fry says nine, which puzzles me... -- see next slide→ Fry: acoustic cues for consonants
fortis lenis PLOSIVES FRICATIVES AFFRICATES What is the situation for your language?
English p h p b French Icelandic pæbæ peau beau piebuy
release pin penni bin spinspenna, benni labour, grabber ábót, labba rabb, rop rub top topp super, supper lip closure VOT no voicing voicing
Fry: acoustic cues for consonants Medially, English lenis plosives are fully voiced. Initially or finally, they may be only partially voiced (plosives may be fully or almost fully unvoiced). In these cases other cues help identity: