Re: rhotics (was: Hellenish oddities)
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 27, 2000, 15:52|
En réponse à Roger Mills <romilly@...>:
> Theoretically, that should be an uvular fricative, devoiced in
> particular environments....but I wonder if it hasn't been drawn forward
> _velar_) due to the preceding palatal/dental consonants??? (I've never
> able to produce a proper French trilled uvular /r/-- sounds a bit like
> imitating a dog's growl).
Well, in fact the trilled uvular /r/ has nearly disappeared in French. Only a
few Parisians still pronounce it this way. The French 'r' is now a voiced uvular
approximant, much nicer for your throat I believe. At least, it doesn't sound
like a dog's growl :) .