|From:||Keith Alasdair Mylchreest <kam@...>|
|Date:||Friday, December 1, 2000, 3:58|
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.
> Looking back, I think the class teacher had to find fault with me for
> *something*, and that's what she picked on.
>Well doesn't Allan say that Aristotle couldn't do a trilled /r/, so when
asked his name he appeared to say "Alistotle" although he probably did
the Southern English upside down [r] which his colleagues would assign to
their /l/ phoneme.
What I'm saying is that you're in good company.
Now is there anyone out there who can whistle and trill an /r/ *at the
same time* :)