The Sounds of English : Chapter 28

pp. 248-250


What is a voice bar?


For what sounds is there a voice bar?


Why does the voice bar disappear during a final /z/?


Why is the final sound of 'days' classified as /z/ and not as /s/?


What is the real difference between /d/ and /t/?


How does aspiration show up on a spectrogram?


What does VOT stand for?


Give a definition of VOT.


What are typical values for the VOT of /t/ in English?