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Re: Irish English "whistled" /t/

From:Keith Gaughan <kmgaughan@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 6, 2005, 10:41
Mark Jones wrote:

> The Irish English "whistled" /t/ is usually referred to as an voiceless > non-sibilant alevolar slit fricative, or Irish English slit-/t/ for short. > Acoustically it's very similar to [SH] (the postalveolar). Something > similar occurs in Australian English, which I'm looking at with an Aussie > colleague of mine in Cambridge.
Excellent! I'll take a read through whichever of these I can get my hands on. K.