In a message dated 10/7/1 6:16:25 AM, [log in to unmask] wrote:
<<My own few experiences with Spanish, another language that
doesn't oppose /s/ to / / (or the like), was that there the s is
articulated somewhere half way between what would either be /s/
or / / in German.
And of course in colloquial Spanish (especially in the Americas) /s/ does
have the tendency to turn into /h/ (intervocalically) or 0 (finally).