Re: Imperial and Cherani Trade Speech Consonants and X-SAMPA
|Date:||Wednesday, February 12, 2003, 7:36|
Elyse Grasso wrote:
> r, l, w, y: rabbit, letter, wet, yellow. I'm sure they are on the chart
/r\/ (alveolar or retroflex approximate), /l/ (alveolar or dental
lateral approximate), /w/ and /j/ (palatal approximate). w isn't in the
pulmonic consonants chart with the rest of them, being a labio-velar
approximate (there's no labio-velar column). It sits with a bunch of
other stuff somewhere else.
> (my dialect is rhotic, but I'm not sure my mouth is: I
> never really learned to pronounce Rs properly in Spanish. Or Russian,
> or Japanese.)
They're taps or flaps or trills (multiple taps or flaps). In most
American dialects, the T in 'latter' or the D in 'ladder' is similar.
Try thinking of an R-y T or D.
> ll and rr are front and back trills rather than flaps.
For the rr, do you mean sort of like the French r? Then it'd be an
uvular trill /R\/.
> ll is sort of Welsh-sounding.
Can't help you there, sorry.