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Re: Goran on phonology

Actually, Jim, I think you probably do aspirate - indeed more often than
not.  English mouths just do not prevent aspiration unless trained,
and California dialects have plenty of them (I should know).  Try "Peter
Piper", which is a tongue twister at least in part because it is hard to
recover from the aspiration in time to do it again wihtout sounding like
you are spluttering.    Also compare, say "stick" and "stag" - I definitely
aspirate the first, but probably do not the second in normal speech.  (You
might tell the difference better if you make a single sentence using both