assimilation of voiced/voiceless consonants.

Mannix JC   Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:40 am GMT
I'm curious as to how you guys pronounce the following:

"black bag"

"back door"

"bad cat"


I pronounce them [blak_v bag], [bak_v do:r] , [bad_0 kat] and [bUk_v bag]. The final consonants of the preceding words become either fully voiced or fully voiceless.
Cow   Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:43 am GMT
I don't release the final consonant of the preceding words. I don't think I change the voicing.
Fernande   Wed Nov 01, 2006 7:06 am GMT
Phonetically, a plosive like [d] and [k] tend to become voiceless when it is followed another plosive like [b] [d]