Re: Slit fricative (Was:Re: Saying "Thank you.")
|From:||Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, August 29, 2001, 11:14|
> This reminds me of a question I have. I would like to know what y'all think of it.
> In Dutch we have trouble pronouncing [T] and [D]. My question is about [T].
> Dutch speakers that can't pronounce it, pronounce either a [t] or [s].
> Now for some time I try to make a Gothic Pidgin, spoken in the Black Sea area
> by speakers of Russian/Ukrainian, Turkish, Greek and other languages like
> Georgian, Bulgarian, Adyghe etc. Greek has [T] too, so they don't have a
> problem with the gothic [T]. But how about the other speakers?
> How would they pronounce [T]. As a [t] like on the obscure island of Brooklyn?
> Or as [s], like some Dutch speakers do?
Russian generally renders it as [f], if that helps...