Re: Klingon Script
|From:||Tristan McLeay <kesuari@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, July 7, 2002, 2:04|
On Sun, 2002-07-07 at 11:54, andrew wrote:
> On 07/06 11:55 Tristan wrote:
> > And now on to a different tangent: when saying that in my fake Kiwi
> > accent, it was said with glottal stops instead of linking R's. That's
> > not a Kiwi thing, is it? It's more South African, isn't it?
> I'm not certain what you mean. Only neo-nazi punk skinhead wannabes
> glottalise. Our alveolar stops tend to affricate or flap. Intervocalic
> r between breaks is very productive in NZEng (law-r-and order). Take
> your pick.
Nothing to do with alveolar stops. It was the intervolic R between
breaks as in 'law and order'. Probably because of the South African
teacher I had last year. Your accents are quite similar. But not
identical. (The vowels all sound a bit different and there's the linking
R thing. In fact, my teacher often would skip word final /@/, saying,
for example, 'th'Apartheid regime' for 'the Apartheid regime'. And her
schwas were lower, I think. Closer to my /6/ (or /a/ or /V/ if you
prefer) or pre-pause /@/).