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
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.
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