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Re: Voiced Velar Fricative

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Friday, December 20, 2002, 15:17
Christophe Grandsire scripsit:

> So German also has instances of the voiced uvular trill? I didn't know that, > although it sounds logical to me, since in both languages the "r" evolved from > a former alveolar trill, and the best way from an alveolar trill to an uvular > fricative is through a stage of uvular trill.
The uvular trill is the normative German pronunciation. In fact, however, German final "r" these days is probably best described as a semivowel based on [a], and final unstressed "-er", theoretically /@R/, is quite like a short [a]. -- Only do what only you can do. John Cowan <jcowan@...> --Edsger W. Dijkstra, deceased 6 August 2002


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