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Syllable structure in Georgian

From:Karapcik, Mike <karapcik@...>
Date:Friday, December 7, 2001, 15:11
| -----Original Message-----
| From: Lars Henrik Mathiesen
| Subject: Re: Syllable structure in Georgian
| > From: "Thomas R. Wier" <trwier@...>
| >
| > Quoting laokou <laokou@...>:
| > > From: "Thomas R. Wier"
| > > >   gvprckvnis = "He is fleecing"
| > >
| > > Okay, I'll bite. How is this pronounced? Is "r" vocalic? Minimal
| > > pairs?
| >
| > The short answer is:  there's no real professional data to
| > answer that question.  What seems clear is that when /v/
| There was a reference on the list a few weeks back to a site that had
| sound clips of a native Georgian pronouncing a word of similar
| scariness. Listening to that, there were clearly peaks of sonority
| around orthographic -r-'s.

        Wow! Someone remembers me! I'm touched....
        The site is
        It's the top ten languages to learn because the Great She-Caribou of
Linguistical Diversity told her to found a country where these languages are
spoken. (The site has a lot of odd humor, but it's also quite interresting.)
        #2 is Georgian. There are sound files of a native pronouncing
vprtskvni and gvbrdghvnis, and one or two other words.


Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>