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Fernch consonants (was Re: Conlang baby-talk)

From:Isaac A. Penzev <isaacp@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 29, 2003, 8:23
Christian Thalmann wrote:

> *) Palatisation: I don't know how true that is, but I find > myself to sound much more authentic when pronouncing most > consonants with a touch of palatisation. My "gare" sounds more > like [g_ja:R] than just [ga:R]. This might be a regionalism.
And Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> Well, my own consonants don't have the slightest touch of palatalisation,
> I've never heard French consonants being pronounced even slightly > palatalised... Maybe it's a way for you not to be tempted to aspirate
them? I've had the same experience of French consonanls like Christian Th. :-) I heard it both from our teachers of French (which is not the criteria, since they were not native speakers), and from French broadcasts. It is especially notable in syllables like /ca/, /ga/, /ti/, /di/ et sim. Strange that a native speaker doesn't confirm it. Yitzik ~~~~~~~~~~~~~