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? Spanishis
>>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 butonly
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......