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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 > [tA:z`].
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)