LINGUIST List 17.1865|
Fri Jun 23 2006
Qs: The Alphabet and Sounds of USA English; Voice Onset Time
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The Alphabet and Sounds of USA English
Voice Onset Time
Message 1: The Alphabet and Sounds of USA English
From: Tom Zurinskas <tzurinskasyahoo.com>
Subject: The Alphabet and Sounds of USA English
I have written a book ''The Alphabet and Sounds of USA English - Truespel
Book 4'' which counts the letters and phonemes as used in general media
(newspapers). It found that the letter ''e'' is used most, and letter ''z'' least,
while the sound ''n'' ~n is used most and the sound ~zh as in ''vision''
~vizhin is used least. The database is huge and represents about 90% of
the words on a page, so the results are definitive. A sound-spelling table
shows the top six ways each phoneme is spelled. I wonder if there are
comparison data I could peruse.
Thanks, Tom Z
Message 2: Voice Onset Time
From: Alan Huffman <ahuffmancitytech.cuny.edu>
Subject: Voice Onset Time
Can anyone give me references from the acoustic-phonetic literature on the
question of Voice Onset Time of fricatives versus VOT of aspirated stops?
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