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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...