Re: Rhotics (was: Poll: What looks best?)
|From:||R A Brown <ray@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, July 7, 2007, 11:45|
I thought I'd sent this earlier - but it hasn't come back on the list,
and it's not shown in my 'sent box'. However, if it does crop up twice
on the list, accept my apologies :)
Benct Philip Jonsson wrote:
> Ollock Ackeop skrev:
>> I don't know anything about the "commonalities" or the "definitions"
>> mention. AFAIK, plosives and sibilants can't be rhotics at all, and the
>> rest is fuzzy.
> The sibilant [z`] can definitely be rhotic, e.g. in Turkish
> and some forms of Swedish.
Yes, indeed - and the retroflex consonants are sometimes describes as
rhotics. Why not, indeed? They are "r-colored." They certainly include
plosive and sibilants.
Nid rhy hen neb i ddysgu.
There's none too old to learn.