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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. Robert