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linguist
21-09-2009, 10:52 AM
what is aspiration

alkafeel
21-09-2009, 10:57 AM
Aspiration is a puff of air (a period of voicelessness) after the release of an articulation

For example

In English the stop consonants /p,t,k/ are aspirated when they are syllable initial as in initial sounds of pie, tie, kite. When these phonemes are preceded by /s/ , e.g. in span, stairs , and skate, there is no puff of air and these sounds are unaspirated