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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! >[snip] > >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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