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].
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