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Re: The beautifulest phonology

From:BP Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Friday, March 29, 2002, 18:06
At 09:45 2002-03-27 -0500, Andreas Johansson wrote:

>>Well, the way I learned Swedish from my cousin, I'd say something like >>[x_w2n]... > >With a short vowel? Otherwise, perfectly normal. Indeed, my [x]s tend to be >a bit rounded before fronted vowels.
Yes, [x] or [x_w] is perfectly normal. To be fair to Ferko's cousin it should be told that the prescriptionists [x_S_w] is very much a minority pronunciation. As I'm quite sure Andreas is aware of most people in southern and middle Sweden use [x] varieties while most people in north Sweden and Finland use [s`] or [S] varieties. I'm afraid we create confusion by joking about this in front of a mostly English-speaking audience... Benct Philip Jonsson Doktor Belfrages gata 6 SE-413 22 GÖTEBORG 031-82 45 00