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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. > > Irina >
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* :) Keith