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Re: Phonology

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Friday, April 26, 2002, 22:31
In a message dated 4/25/02 08.55.52 PM, romilly@EGL.NET writes:

>[ . . .] BTW I tend to disagree with the original post-- while the Amurrcan
>is indeed widely heard (simply because Amer. Engl is all over the place), >in phonological terms our /r/ is said to be quite rare in languages of the >world. It's really quite an exotic sound.......:-)
IIRC /r/,/r\/ and /3:`/ are all found - to some degree - in many Chinese regionalects. And yes I like rhotics/r-coloured vowels :) I find them "exotic" in a oddly familar way... Hanuman Zhang {HANoomaan JAHng}/'hanuma~n dZahN/ Avatar of Sun WuKong, a.k.a. "Monkey," a.k.a. "TricksterGod of Chinese Boxers" ~ om hung hanumatay rudratmakai hung phat ~ mantra to Hanuman the Hindu Monkey TricksterGod ~§~ thee Prizc ov Existenz iz Ætern'l Warfær 'n' Creativ Playf'llniz ~§~