Datapoint Xiamen / Voicing in Plosives and Fricatives

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2 Responses to “Datapoint Xiamen / Voicing in Plosives and Fricatives”

  1. Guy Emerson Says:

    Xiamen Chinese has a voicing contrast in plosives and fricatives — in fact a three way contrast voiced/plain/aspirated.

  2. Guy Emerson Says:

    The voiced consonants do not derive from the Middle Chinese voiced consonants, which is perhaps where the confusion has come from.

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