Some articles on english, voiceless:
... Although regional variation is very great across English dialects, certain instances of allophony can be observed in all (or at least the vast majority) of English accents ... Depending on dialect, /r/ has at least the following allophones in varieties of English around the world alveolar approximant postalveolar or retroflex approximant labiodental approximant alveolar tap ... The voiceless stops /p/, /t/ and /k are aspirated (, ) at the beginnings of words (for example tomato) and at the beginnings of word-internal stressed syllables (for example potato) ...
Famous quotes containing the words voiceless and/or english:
“We have heard all of our lives how, after the Civil War was over, the South went back to straighten itself out and make a living again. It was for many years a voiceless part of the government. The balance of power moved away from itto the north and the east. The problems of the north and the east became the big problem of the country and nobody paid much attention to the economic unbalance the South had left as its only choice.”
—Lyndon Baines Johnson (19081973)
“So in Jamaica it is the aim of everybody to talk English, act English and look English. And that last specification is where the greatest difficulties arise. It is not so difficult to put a coat of European culture over African culture, but it is next to impossible to lay a European face over an African face in the same generation.”
—Zora Neale Hurston (18911960)