Re: Simafiran "r"
|From:||Jesse Bangs <jaspax@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 15, 2001, 5:56|
> At the end of words, or at the end of syllables when the next
> begins with a consonant, the "r" hardens up. It also acquires
> of a trill, though I cannot in fact roll my r's at all. I've seen
> descriptions of a "tap" or "flap", though in the recordings I have,
> simply sounds like an "r" sound read quickly.
I'm not sure what you're describing, but it sounds like allophonic
variation to me. Such things are universal in all languages, and I
guarantee you that you've already included other allophones in your
language without even realizing it. So I wouldn't consider this a flaw
at all--rather, it's a very naturalistic, admirable feature.
Jesse S. Bangs Pelíran
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Some of us are clowns" --Counting Crows