14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-14)
San Francisco, CA, USA
The goal of this paper is to demonstrate the influence of the tonal accent on the behavior of the voiceless consonants in certain consonantal positions. A syntagm may have an accent on its second member (ves' dén' the whole day), it may have a stress only on its first member (vés' den') or the both words may be stressed equally (vés' dén'). In the second and third cases it is possible to occur a voiceless consonant before the voiced one. The situation with ´the proposition-word combinations, with the composita end even with the prefixal words is similar. Based on the speech material the following rule can be formulated: by increasing the strength of the boundary the probability of a voiceless realisation of a voiceless consonant preceding a voiced one is decreased.
Bibliographic reference. Kasatkina, Rosalia F. (1999): "The prosody and the voiced/voiceless consonant correlation in Russian", In ICPhS-14, 235-236.