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    Default The "k" Weekend is unaspirated?

    Hi All,

    I always hear people say "Weekend", the pronunciation like "Weegend", I wonder if the k in weekend is an "unaspirated k"

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    Default Re: The "k" Weekend is unaspirated?

    I use /k/. (BrE speaker)

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    Default Re: The "k" Weekend is unaspirated?

    Quote Originally Posted by EngFan View Post
    I always hear people say "Weekend", the pronunciation like "Weegend", I wonder if the k in weekend is an "unaspirated k"
    Which people do you hear using this pronunciation? It sounds very unnatural to me. (BrE speaker)
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    Default Re: The "k" Weekend is unaspirated?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Which people do you hear using this pronunciation? It sounds very unnatural to me. (BrE speaker)
    Please have a look [08] What did you do last weekend? - YouTube

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    Default Re: The "k" Weekend is unaspirated?

    Which native-speaking people do you hear using this pronunciation?
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    Default Re: The "k" Weekend is unaspirated?

    /k/and /kʰ/ are allophones of the same phoneme in English. It's the same word whether a letter is aspirated or not. Unaspirated /k/ is not a /g/. I can't hear any /weegend/ here, and English speakers are poor judges of aspiration anyway because it makes no difference to meaning in English.


    “Word-final voiceless stops optionally aspirate.”
    Aspirated consonant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Last edited by Raymott; 04-Jul-2013 at 13:55.

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    Default Re: The "k" Weekend is unaspirated?

    I don't hear a /g/ in the middle either.

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    Default Re: The "k" Weekend is unaspirated?

    I just watched it and I didn't hear a /g/ either.

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