Talk:Voiceless labiodental stop

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I may have an example[edit]

I'm no linguist, but it just occurred to me that there's at least one word in the English language that can, I think, be pronounced with the voiceless labiodental plosive. It's that very special word: fuck. Try it: imagine that you're annoyed at someone, and you say "fuck you". No, you're really annoyed, and you're spitting out that expletive with the maximum amount of scorn and contempt: "fuck you". Now, I think that initial f was more of a plosive than a mere fricative, and I think you just discovered the elusive voiceless labiodental plosive, too.


Steve Summit (talk) 19:15, 12 June 2006 (UTC)