Re: x > f sound change
|From:||Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>|
|Date:||Monday, September 24, 2001, 12:00|
> Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 14:38:01 -0400
> From: Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
> Well, I have [z`] as an allophone of /r/, but as you said, it's similar [Z],
> but not quite the same thing. For instance, _tar_ "takes" often becomes
That is a nice coincidence, given that the -r present marker in the
North Germanic languages goes back to PGmc /z/ --- possibly by way of
a retroflex fricative.
So how long will it take before Swedish has a pure /z/ there again?
Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <thorinn@...> (Humour NOT marked)