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Re: Conlang Christmas

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 1, 2008, 22:18
On 1.1.2008 Henrik Theiling wrote:
 > <tl> is [htl] in Icelandic (or [htK] for some
 > dialects, IIRC).

If I understand Stefán Einarsson correctly this is part of
the hardmæli/linmæli business. I have problems not to
pronounce <ll> as [tK], but I never heard anyone complain,
so I guess there is preaspiration in <tl> even for hardmæli
speakers, since I'd have a minimal distinction [htK]--[tK],
but people accepted my pronunciation. Or people weren't as
hard on me as I asked them to be! :-)

/BP 8^)>
Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch atte melroch dotte se
   "C'est en vain que nos Josués littéraires crient
   à la langue de s'arrêter; les langues ni le soleil
   ne s'arrêtent plus. Le jour où elles se *fixent*,
   c'est qu'elles meurent."           (Victor Hugo)


Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>