--- In phoNet@yahoogroups.com, "wtsdv" <liberty@p...> wrote:
> --- In phoNet@yahoogroups.com, "Richard Wordingham"
> <richard.wordingham@n...> wrote:
> >
> > . . . Voiceless approximants are silent :)
> By J. C. Catford's definition of approximant and resonant,
> that's true of resonants, but not of approximants. Does
> your definition differ from his? In his 'Fundamental
> Problems in Phonetics" he writes


I was referring to what J. d. O'Connor calls frictionless
continuants in his Penguin (Pelican?) book, 'Phonetics'. I referred
to them as approximants because that's how the IPA chart labels them.