I've been looking for my answer but I still haven't found what I want. I have a question regarding lenis voiceless+fortis voiceless clusters (in American English). Does the fortis voiceless consonant get assimilated to a lenis voiceless? For example:
gʊːd̥ fɹɛnd - good friend / weɪːv̥ fɔɹm - waveform / meɪːd̥ sʌːm - made some / hæːz̥ sʌːm - has some /
gʊːd̥ f̥ɹɛnd / weɪːv̥ f̥ɔɹm / meɪːd̥ s̥ʌːm / hæːz̥ s̥ʌːm /
(I know that f̥/s̥ are not the right symbols to a LENIS voiceless, but what I am implying here, is that both f and s (FORTIS) became Lenis)
So, does a lenis voiceless+fortis voiceless cluster get assimilated? Other possibility would be an assimilation as follows: fortis voiceless+fortis voiceless, but I'm almost sure that's not the case. If there's no assimilation, and both consonants keep their characteristics, lenis followed by a fortis one, is there any tip on how to pronounce such a cluster keeping their characteristics?
Thank you very much!