Re: rhotics (was: Hellenish oddities)
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, November 28, 2000, 15:31|
En réponse à Roger Mills <romilly@...>:
> Interesting-- within the past 40 years, then. I more or less learned
> pronunciation in 1959 from a French gentleman in Saigon, who could trill
> uvula amazingly well.
Well, French has undergone quite a few sound changes in the last 40 years (some
even happened when I was already born, like the collapsing between /E~/ and /9~/
which hadn't begun when I was 6 and is nearly complete by now - I'm 24 -), so it
seems very likely. Yet, I can easily trill my uvula while I never used the
uvular trill in my L1.