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x > f sound change

From:BP Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Thursday, September 13, 2001, 14:42
I've just got hands-on evidence that the /x/ > /f/ sound change as in
English _tough_ is a natural one:
In my dialect of Swedish the normal pronunciation of _garage_ is /ga"rA:x/,
but my son (who is 3 1/2 years old) says /ga"rA:f/ very
clearly.  Sound-change in the making!

/BP 8^)>
   B.Philip Jonsson (delete X)
"Truth, Sir, is a cow which will give [skeptics] no more milk,
and so they are gone to milk the bull."
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