Re: Basque & Katzner's Languages of the World
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 15, 2001, 8:38|
En réponse à Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>:
> I picked up _Languages of the World_ by Kenneth Katzner a few weeks
> It's an interesting, *very* breezy survey of world languages, probably
> really useful linguistically (the author works for the U.S. federal
> . In particular, I wish his phonological descriptions (which are very
> anglocentric, perhaps not surprisingly) had used IPA instead of fuzzy
> things like "There is both a soft r and a hard r" in Basque. Which
> me to my question: for those who know (something about) Basque, what
> heck is he talking about? Trilled and non-trilled? Trilled vs.
> approximant? Meep?
Alveolar trill vs. flap (and I suppose the "hard r" was the trill :)) ).
Basically the same as Spanish, except that Basque seems to contrast them also
in other positions than medial.
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