Re: Syllable-Initial /N/
|From:||BP Jonsson <bpj@...>|
|Date:||Friday, April 4, 2003, 12:22|
At 08:24 2.4.2003 -0500, H. S. Teoh wrote:
>On Wed, Apr 02, 2003 at 07:35:29AM +0200, BP Jonsson wrote:
> > At 22:31 1.4.2003 -0500, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> > >The Ebisedian /r/ is also a retroflex flap, I believe. It's sorta like
> > >flapping the tip of your tongue against the palate from back to front.
> > That's an [r`] if ever I pronounced one!
>Cool, so I've been using the right IPA symbol all along. :-)
Actually I pronounce it a bit wrong, since Swedish [r`] is somehow
lateralized. Hard to kill that habit when trying to speak Hindi.
BTW something similar may be going on when Hindi speakers hear Tamil
/r\`/ as [l] -- e.g. at the end of the word Tamil.
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