Moro voicelessness dissimilation and binary [voice] *

  title={Moro voicelessness dissimilation and binary [voice] *},
  author={Wm. G. Bennett and Sharon Rose},
  pages={473 - 505}
This paper reports on a pattern of voicelessness dissimilation in the Kordofanian language Moro. Voiceless stops and affricates become voiced before a voiceless obstruent in a transvocalic configuration. The dissimilation is robust, and productive across morphological contexts. Phonetically, voicing in Moro is realised as a difference between prevoicing and short-lag voice onset time. This makes [voice] the most realistic featural characterisation; using another feature like [spread glottis] in… 

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