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Re: rhotics (was: Hellenish oddities)

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Monday, November 27, 2000, 5:06
>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
>>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
>>one rhotic.
Dravidian languages seem to have at least two, taps or trills, apparently dental vs. retroflexed. IIRC a few of the langs. have three-- dental, alveolar, retroflex. The prof. in this long-ago course was a Tamil speaker. The distinction was very hard to hear......