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From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Friday, April 5, 2002, 18:11
Danny Wier wrote:
>And again, it seems hard to pronounce /q/ (or more accurately /qh/) without >affrication.
Certainly not [q]. Way back in the early 80s or so, I heard a series of programs produced by Alaska Public Radio-- "The things that were said of them"-- folk tales from the Aleut region. (Lovely stories!!) The title and brief bits and of course proper names were given in the Aleut language and I loved the wonderfully "dry" sound of their /q/. (It's a very un-Kash sound, unfortunately, but I've used it in Gwr.) <rant>What a pity NPR no longer broadcasts interesting things like that (not to mention off-beat concerts and univ. lectures from all over the country), preferring to be Washington-centered, 24/7 news org, CNN-wannabe.</rant>