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!
B.Philip Jonsson mailto:bpX@netg.se (delete X)
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