American English Phonetics

Another American English Faculty Project

There is of course a great deal of similarity between the GA lenis stops /b,d,g/ and their AN counterparts /b,d,(g)/. There are, however, also considerable dif- ferences in distribution and realization.

AN has no voiced obstruents in the coda, except as a result of assimilation, while GA /b,d,g/ occur in both onset and coda. Furthermore, AN /b,d/ and /g/ are often more (fully) voiced than GA /b,d,g/.