Re: Wenedyk numerals
|Date:||Thursday, August 29, 2002, 13:23|
--- BP Jonsson <bpj@...> wrote: > At 13:53
2002-08-28 +0100, Jan van Steenbergen
> >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 . . . !
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