Re: Origin of Estonian /7/
|From:||Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, March 21, 2004, 12:07|
Henrik Theiling wrote:
> An Estonian once pronounced the sound for me. It was very clearly
> /7/. In the word o~hk ('air'), it comes out breathy voiced and long,
> and sounds very, very strange to my ear, but clearly /7/.
An Estonian singer Tõnis Mägi was very popular in USSR in the '80s. I
heard him singing many songs, both in Estonian and in Russian (that he
spoke with heavy Estonian accent; that gave certain charm to his songs).
To my ear, his õ was definitely .