Re: Germanic 'bear'

From: Tavi
Message: 68780
Date: 2012-03-05

--- In, Piotr Gasiorowski <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> > BTW: how is supposed /g^/, and /g^Hw/ to have been pronounced
> > approximately? (Which IPA/API sign fits /g^/ and /H/ ?)
> In this kind of rough ISO-8859-1-friendly transcription, <H> stands for
> aspiration (= IPA raised [h]).
I'm afraid this is actually a huge misrepresentation, because aspiration is a feature of VOICELESS consonants, not voiced ones. However, they could be treated as "breathy voiced" or "murmured", which in IPA have got a raised [h\] (the voiced counterpart of [h]).

To avoid confusion, I prefer to represent PIE "voiced aspireated" as mere graphemes bh, dh, g´h, gh.