Re: Mutable R's
|From:||Danny Wier <dawier@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, March 25, 2003, 3:07|
From: "Arthaey Angosii" <arthaey@...>
> When I started out, /r/ was my American rhotic [r\] with occasionalSpanish
> trilling [r] influence around consonant clusters. Then I took German 101
> and I began noticing my Asha'illen R's going toward the uvular [R\] (or is
> it just [R]? I'm unsure). Once I realized what was going on, the R's
> decided to try disappearing altogether British R-drop style.
> Maybe some R-statistics would be of help in convincing the Asha'illen R to
> settle down. Or other people's experiences. Or something. Anything! :(
How many rhotics are there in Asha'ille? I have two conlangs in the works
with the extremes: LANKA with no rhotics (except as a possible allophone of
/l/), and Tech with alveolar trill, alveolar tap, retroflex flap, and the
pseudo-rhotic voiced uvular fricative and retroflex-class affricates, nasal,
lateral and semivowel -- all with palatized, labialized, and possibly
voiceless-aspirated and glottalized variants.
I gravitate towards the alveolar trill/tap myself for most languages by
default. Maybe it's that Scottish blood in me.