Re: Orthography Question
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 9, 1998, 18:23|
Christopher Grandsenior scripsit:
> As a French, I would say that even if the sound /G/ is much closer
> to the French 'r' than the /R/, I'd prefer the latter, as I find it more
> 'sweet' than the /G/. I'm thinking of the Arab speakers when they use French
> words. Depending on many things, they can use either /R/ or /G/ to pronounce
> our 'r'. But I find it more melodic when they use /R/ than when they use
> /G/. It's just a personal opinion. Ask Irene to know what she thinks of it.
What would you say is the overall feeling in France today about the
use of /r/, the Spanish/Italian style tap? Most of the Occitan
dialects still have it, so I would suppose that even Standard French
as spoken by southerners would tend to contain /r/s rather than
"r grasseye". Or is that no longer true?
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)