Re: The Czech Sound
|From:||Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, March 20, 2005, 10:31|
Chris Bates wrote:
> I suspect it came from the palatization common in all the slavic
> languages, but that's just a guess.
> >Does anyone have a recording or an attestation of the
> >infamous Czech sound? (/r_r/, the r-hachek in Czech)
> >And does anyone know from whence it comes, and what
> >conditions led it into existence?
That's true. |r^| /r_r/ is the result of palatalization of /r/. First
attested in a 1297 manuscript (written as |rs| and |rz|):
*/morjo/ 'sea' > /morje/ > /mor;e/ > /mor_re/.
In Polish the process mowed one step further, making it [z`]: |morze|