Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

USAGE: rhoticity [was Re: The [??] attribute]

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Thursday, September 12, 2002, 18:54
Quoting Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>:

> But take any final |-er| from any word in some rhotic > dialect of English (mostly American) and you have an example > of a syllabic r.
I think this is only true on the phonemic level. Phonetically, a final <-er> sequence is a retroflex schwa. ========================================================================= Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally, Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of 1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter. Chicago, IL 60637