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,and
> I've never heard French consonants being pronounced even slightly
> palatalised... Maybe it's a way for you not to be tempted to aspiratethem?
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.