Re: Dutch R
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Friday, April 5, 2002, 19:19|
En réponse à Roger Mills <romilly@...>:
> Just out of curiosity, is there any correlation in Holland between
> where "g" is pronounced as voiced velar fric. vs. areas where it's
> voiceless, and areas where "r" is uvular vs. those where it's trilled?
I've wondered that, and to my personal experience, the correlation is indeed
strong (maybe even 100%) in the way that I don't know actually anyone
pronouncing g as /x/ and r as /r/ or someone pronouncing g as /G/ and r as /R/
(the last one I understand, the acoustic difference between those two sounds is
really small :)) ). Every one I know who has the "soft g" /G/ has alveolar
trills /r/ (and all live in the South of Holland, namely Southern of the 3
rivers), and every one I know who has the "hard g" /x/ has the uvular /R/ (or
can also be /R\/), and live in the North :)) .
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