Tuesday, 3 April 2012

to xxx or not to xxx - in particular

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Could you, please, listen to this word and tell me what exactly it is that you hear before the vowel /ɪ/; concentrate especially on the transitions between sounds in the section spelled <part->. The word is <particular> as pronounced by Patricia Hughes. I will say no more, so that your judgment can be as unbiased as possible.

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  1. Frankly, I'm not even sure there mightn't be a bit of a yod there…

    I haven't the skills for a graph analysis, but judging acoustically, my best bet is that there is something between the (single) k and the l, and that it is a non-syllabic ɪ or a j, probably labialised.

    I'm serious, but I shan't exclude I might hear it to be different if I listen some more times.

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    1. Thanks, Lipman, for your detailed comments; what I actually hoped for were some musings on the initial sounds in front of the vowel /ɪ/; i.e. what does she say when she pronounces the section of this word?

      Hearing different things on different occasions is quite normal, I think.

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    2. Oh, sorry, how stupid of me, didn't read closely enough.

      Anyway, I hear a released aspirated p, but no vowel at all, then an aspirated, nearly affricated t.


      EDIT: The captcha is "ptersti ssiather"

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