Devoicing

Some articles on devoicing:

Comanche Language - Phonology - Phonological Processes
... Organic and Inorganic Devoicing each Comanche vowel has an allophonic voiceless (or "whispered") equivalent ... The devoicing process in Comanche follows a predictable pattern, and can be broken down into two categories - organic (compulsory) and inorganic (optional) ... A vowel which precedes an /s/ or an /h/ undergoes induced organic devoicing, provided that the vowel is unstressed, short, and not part of a cluster (contr ...
Final-obstruent Devoicing
... Final-obstruent devoicing or terminal devoicing is a systematic phonological process occurring in languages such as German, Dutch, Polish, and Russian, among others ...
Cumbric Language - Equivalence With Old Welsh - Devoicing
... James mentions that devoicing appears to be a feature of many Cumbric place names ... Devoicing of word final consonants is a feature of modern Breton and, to an extent, Cornish ... Watson notes initial devoicing in Tinnis Castle, Drumelzier (W dinas ‘fortress, city’) as an example of this, which can also be seen in the Cornish Tintagel from C din ‘fort’ ...
Allotone - Examples in English Vs. Other Languages
... in English, like lack of plosion, nasal plosion, partial devoicing of sonorants, complete devoicing of sonorants, partial devoicing of obstruents, lengthening and shortening vowels, and retraction ... Partial devoicing of sonorants – In English sonorants (/j, w, l, r, m, n, ŋ/) are partially devoiced when they follow a voiceless sound within the same syllable ... Complete devoicing of sonorants – In English a sonorant is completely devoiced when it follows an aspirated plosive (/p, t, k/) ...
Japanese Phonology - Phonological Processes - Vowel Processes - Devoicing
... However, when a word contains more than one such environment, devoicing in adjacent syllables doesn't normally occur ... 比較 'comparison' /kisitu/ → kishitsu 気質 'temperament' This devoicing is not restricted to only fast speech, though consecutive voicing may occur in fast speech ... varieties of Japanese can be recognized by their hyper-devoicing, while in some Western dialects and some registers of formal speech, every vowel is voiced ...