Re: My first conlang (sketch)
|From:||Robert Hailman <robert@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, May 17, 2000, 0:41|
Nik Taylor wrote:
> Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> > Strange ! For me, /pr\/ is much easier than /Tr\/ to pronounced. Is there a
> > reason for this limitation?
> Same here. In fact, I CANNOT pronounce any kind of approximate /r/,
> except those that use the back of the tongue, after /T/. It always
> comes out as a tap, unless I put in a schwa. "Three", for instance, is
> [Tri] ([r] = alv. tap). The only way I can get [r\`] (retroflex
> approximate) is if I say [T@r\`i], with a very short [@].
For me, if anything it comes out as [Tr\@i], or ocasionally [T@r\i].
However, since it wasn't my inention to make this difficult to
pronounce, this is one aspect I'll have to chance... how bout r, j, and
l only after alveolar and postalveolar consonants. I have no trouble
saying /Sr/ or /Zj/.. do any of you?
Thanks for the feedback, I'll keep you all posted on this.