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Re: x > f sound change

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Sunday, September 16, 2001, 18:38
Daniel Andreasson wrote:
> >David Peterson wrote: > > > > Is there no one who pronounces it [grA:dZ] or [grA:Z]? > >Andreas replied: > > > You are aware we're discussing Swedish pronunciations, are you? > > Neither [dZ] nor [Z] occurs in any variant of Swedish I can think > > of. > >You know, I've actually used [z`] in one word, which is similar >to [Z], although I don't use it very often. Sometimes my _kanske_ >'perhaps' which I normally pronounce something like [ka~s`E], becomes >[ka~z`E]. Obviously because of the intervocalic position. I also >have a tendency to pronounce _precis_ [pzi:s], although that's >neither here nor there, is it? :)
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`]. I have to say that [pz] is a truly scary cluster! Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at


Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>