Kshaard wrote:[h] before a consonant devoices and fricativises the following consonant.
[çu hai hai fi]
linguoboy wrote:Elijah wrote:Fortition of fricatives.
I see your fortition and raise you pre-aspiration of unvoiced plosives!
[ʰcu hai hai ʰpʲi]
Tikolm wrote:"Fortition of fricatives" seems to have excluded [h], but I'll go with it the way it is.
linguoboy wrote:"Fricative" is really a misnomer for [h] since it isn't actually produced with audible friction. It's called a "voiceless glottal fricative" mostly for historical reasons, and because it does sometimes pattern with the fricatives of a language.
But it is kind of a boring consonant, so let's shift it to a pharyngeal approximant contiguous to low vowels:
[ʰcu ʕ̞a: ʕ̞a: ʰpʲi]
Elijah wrote:You mean after palatals.
And how did linguoboy get [pʲi] from [pi]?
tonogenesis!!! Preaspiration becomes a high tone on the following vowel.
[cý ʕ̞a: ʕ̞a: pʲí]
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