YAEPT: [D]/[T] (< Sibilants)
|From:||Dana Nutter <li_sasxsek@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 18:43|
> [mailto:CONLANG@listserv.brown.edu] On Behalf Of ROGER MILLS
> >"We investigated 28 native Californian college students and28 British
> >university students and staffâ¦ Nearly 90% of theCalifornian speakers
> >produced Î¸ â¦ with the tip of the tongue protruded betweenthe teethâ¦
> >Only 10% of the British speakers made the sound this way; 90%of them
> >used an articulation with the tip of the tongue behind theupper front
> >J. C. Catford, who worked in Michegan, only described thedental
> >articulation, so the interdental may be a Western thing. Anycomments
> >from the US?
> >My speech is British (RP), but I'm one of the 10% with theinterdental.
> And I (native midwestern US) am with the 90% of Brits (behindthe front
> teeth). The only time I saw anyone protrude their tongue, waswith a friend
> (Native New Hampshirite) at school, but he was emphasizing aword for his
> deaf father........
Interdental here. SoCal native, which puts me in with the 90%,
meaning I have to work a littel to get the Spanish variety which
is behind the upper teeth.