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pla]) would indicate postvocalic consonant reduction, whereas representing/0/in [mouth] with If] would be indicative of /0/substitution, representing the/d/in [grade] with It] would be indicative of devoicing final consonant, and omitting [ed] in [rubbed] would be indicative of omission of inflections.
It is highly probable that the child will demonstrate either final consonant deletion or final consonant devoicing within the early stages of the word imitation program.
This may be an indication that devoicing in Romani occurred outside the South Asian language area, namely in Armenia (31) (see e.
According to Luick (1940: [section] 653), the <p t c> spellings were not indicators of a complete devoicing of the three plosives, but rather they were used to symbolise a "stimmlose Lenis", i.
The Proto-Thai three-way tonal system [A B C] underwent important changes in each t(h)ai dialect conditioned by the phonetic evolution of the Proto-Thai original initial: the devoicing of the voiced obstruents [b- d- g-J- .
final fricative devoicing in pairs like bath ~ bathe, half ~ halve) but not stress alternations (as in Latinate noun-verb pairs of words like record, transfer).
Finally, in word-final position the voiced fricative underwent devoicing.
Furthermore, words in utterance final position were excluded since they were subject to final lengthening and, in many cases, devoicing.
2), a section consisting of a case study on Russian devoicing (Section 4.
Of course, the voiced interdental fricative first shifted to a voiced stop (theoretically speaking), and then devoiced in final position--an environment often triggering stop (plosive) devoicing (witness the comparable situations in Germanic and Slavic).
A very similar argument can be made using the phenomenon of sonorant devoicing (Benediktsson 1961-1962: 83 ff; Thrainsson 1980: 355 ff.
This accounts for the devoicing part of Grimm's Law (see 1a).
In the Rad/Rat-problem, the devoicing of the final d of Rad in German lets the pronunciation /rat/ be the optimal one for both inputs since it overrides faithfulness for the feature voice in the case of Rad.
A change from a uvular stop to a uvular fricative is not exceptional, and devoicing a uvular fricative is even less so.
Phonologically, this change resembles the devoicing [d > t] in other similar words, like in the preterites lent, sent, spent, etc.
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