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Re: Middle English question

From:Boudewijn Rempt <bsarempt@...>
Date:Friday, July 30, 1999, 14:54
On Fri, 30 Jul 1999, John Cowan wrote:

> Boudewijn Rempt wrote: > > > I've put up a small real-audio file with the pronounciation > > of my name at: > > > > > > > > In my variant of ascii-IPA, it's /baud@wein/, or something > > like that ;-). > > Sounds more like /baud@vein/ to me; a labiodental fricative. > Or am I just hearing what I expect to hear? >
You're quite right. It's quite difficult to really listen attentively to the sounds of ones own language - and the Dutch /w/ appears to be quite difficult to analyze, I was told in my phonetics class. When I pronounce it, it is quite definitely labiodental, when I pay attention to it, anyway. Boudewijn Rempt |