devoicing


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de·voice

 (dē-vois′)
tr.v. de·voiced, de·voic·ing, de·voic·es
To pronounce (a normally voiced sound) without vibration of the vocal cords so as to make it wholly or partly voiceless.

devoicing

(diːˈvɔɪsɪŋ)
n
(Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics the process by which a consonant that is usually voiced becomes devoiced
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Due to the general tendency towards final devoicing (see, for example, German Kind, pronounced kint, of a German immigrant to Israel pronouncing Negev as negef), Giulio often pronounced DAG as DAK.
Their topics include social and phonetic conditioners on the frequency and degree of "intrusive /r/" in New Zealand English, the role of vowel elision and devoicing in rhythm types and the speech of working-class youth in a banlieue of Paris, regional stereotypes and the perception of Japanese vowel devoicing, the identification of African American speech, the perception of indexical features in children's speech, and aspects of the acoustic analysis of imitation.
Note that according to this hypothesis both voiced consonants of this root underwent devoicing in Akkadian (h > p and d > t).
Four specific AAE features were investigated: (a) regular past-tense inflection [ed], (b) postvocalic consonant reduction /t/ and /d/ in final position, (c) devoicing final consonant /d/, and (d) /[theta],[?
Two of the most common errors present in early speech include word-final devoicing and final consonant deletion (Dodd, 1995).
In the South, illustrations carrying racial significance operate within an intertextual semiotic sphere in which these maps, tour guides, postcards, as well as non-tourism-related images all relate to a general semiotics of "blackness"--infantilized, backwards, bestial, consumed by sexual and gustatory urges, criminal, and marked by speech that is "inferior"--a marker of backwardness, but also an exclusion, a devoicing.
Moreover, Turner shows (1975: 381) that fronting of aspiration preceded the devoicing of voiced aspirates in European Romani.
The primary focus of this paper is LR's ongoing convergence to a ser to distinguishing phonetic and phonological elements shared between the two source languages, including: final obstruent devoicing, glottalization, and final consonant deletion.
There are a few fast-speech assimilations, such as palatalization, palatal glide spreading, and nasal devoicing, but since these only occur within domains that are defined by pause and rhythm, they are not primary means of investigating phonological boundaries.
Here belong palatalisations and transformations of velar fricatives, devoicing of final plosives, metatheses, loss of [n] in unaccented syllables, transformations of some newly created sequences of consonants, processes of spirantisation and despirantisation, and an occasional loss of the semivowel [w], as in swylc > such, etc.
12, the author has shown statistics on the occurrences of vowel segments following consonants, ranges of vowel and palatal harmony, the phenomena occurring at morpheme boundaries--voicing and devoicing of consonants, vowel loss.
Considering that devoicing is common word-finally, it is more likely that the proto-form had a final b than a final p.