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Re: rhotics

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Friday, December 1, 2000, 3:48
On Fri, Dec 01, 2000 at 03:58:27AM +0000, Keith Alasdair Mylchreest wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 29, 2000 at 11:42:22PM +0100, Irina Rempt wrote: > > > > So is mine, and I had two years of speech therapy as a child to learn > > the trick with the tongue. Note: *only* for that, half an hour a week > > for two school years when I was seven and eight. It never worked.
Hmmm. I could *never* trill an r. I've tried since very young, and have never succeeded. Interestingly, I *can* do a bilabial trill (which, incidentally was learned by imitating my mother... don't ask why she does that, I'm not gonna answer :-P). Question: what's the IPA symbol for the bilabial trill? [snip]
> Now is there anyone out there who can whistle and trill an /r/ *at the > same time* :)
*sigh* I can't whistle nor trill an /r/ :-( The bilabial trill is about the only trill I can do. T -- I haven't lost my mind: it's backed up on tapes -- CompuMan