Datapoint Khalkha / Voicing in Plosives and Fricatives

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  1. John Whitman Says:

    With respect to feature 4A, Voicing in Plosives and Fricatives, Khalkha is listed as having voicing in plosives and fricatives. This is inaccurate. The most current reference given for this specification is Svantesson 1985. A more current reference is Svantesson 2003:

    Svantesson, Jan-Olof. 2003. Khalkha. In Janhunen 2003: 154–176.
    Janhunen, Juha (ed.). 2003. The Mongolic languages. London: Routledge.


    Svantesson, Jan-Olof, Anna Tsendina, Anastasia Karlsson, Vivan Franzén. 2005. The Phonology of Mongolian. New York: Oxford University Press.

    These sources identify the laryngeal contrast as aspiration, not voicing.

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