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Re: rhotics (was: Hellenish oddities)

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Monday, November 27, 2000, 3:30
On Sat, 25 Nov 2000 11:18:15 +0100, BP Jonsson <bpj@...> wrote:

>I wonder how widespread lgs with more than one "r" phoneme are? Spanish is >famous for its r/rr, Portuguese and Occitan have r/R, but beyond >that? What about people's conlangs? Wanic has a slew of laterals but only >one rhotic.
IIRC Basque also has two distinct "r" sounds. I seem to recall that some Australian languages have two "r" sounds, but I'm not positive about that. Czech has the rare fricative trill in addition to a non-fricative r. Welsh has two "r" sounds: voiced and voiceless. As far as my own langs, Gjarrda has two (a retroflex approximant and an alveolar trill) and Tirehlat has four (voiced and voiceless versions of a trill and a fricative trill). Kirezagi has the same approximant as Gjarrda (like the American English "r" but without any lip rounding), plus an alveolar tap. Olaetian has the same two "r" sounds as Spanish. -- languages of Azir------> -<>- hmiller (Herman Miller) "If all Printers were determin'd not to print any email password: thing till they were sure it would offend no body, \ "Subject: teamouse" / there would be very little printed." -Ben Franklin