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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 > areas > 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 :)) . Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.


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