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Re: Wenedyk numerals

From:bnathyuw <bnathyuw@...>
Date:Thursday, August 29, 2002, 13:23
 --- BP Jonsson <bpj@...> wrote: > At 13:53
2002-08-28 +0100, Jan van Steenbergen
> wrote: > > >But a dental /s/? Strange, when I try do make it, > all I get is [T]... > > Actually the more crucial distinction for [s] and > [T] is apical vs. laminal > (or tounge tip vs. tongue blade, in Anglo-Saxon :-). > Swedish definitely > has an apico-dental /s/ -- pronouncing it laminally > is to have that speech > defect called lisping -- while Icelandic > distinguishes between > apicoalveolar _s_ /s/ and laminoalveolar _þ_ /T/. > Basque has the same > distinction between apicoalveolar _s_ and > laminoalveolar _z_. >
strange that. my /T/ is apico-dental whilst my /s/ is lamino-alveolar ( with the apex behind the lower teeth ) /t/ is apico-alveolar, but /st/ is lamino- at least that's how it seems to be, but it's well on impossible to work out how you articulate sounds when you think about it too hard . . . ! bn __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts