Which old witch?
[hwɪtʃ] vs. [wɪtʃ]
To help us all understand the point, our Diction class pointed me to this famous scene from "Family Guy."
So is it Cool [hwɪp] or Cool [wɪp] ? The pertinent scenes start at :52.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
When we apply that to consonants in Diction for Singers, we are talking about consonants that are only differentiated by their voicing:
[p] and [b] have the same "middle name" and "last name" - they are only differentiated by their voicing so they are "cognates."
[p] is unvoiced - bilabial - plosive
[b] is voiced - bilabial - plosive
The two other pairs of cognates:
[d] and [t] (these are voiced/unvoiced - alveolar - plosives)
[g] and [k] (these are voiced/unvoiced - velar - plosives)