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Re: CHAT: Names of Latin alphabet letters

From:Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>
Date:Saturday, January 27, 2001, 22:52
> Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 22:45:20 -0000 > From: And Rosta <a.rosta@...> > > Ray: > > Even more strange is the pronunciation used by some in England when > > attempting to pronounce the Welsh lateral fricative {ll}; they 'hear' > > (incorrectly) it as /xl/ and say [kl] ! > > Speaking as an eminent Livagianist, I don't find it at all strange. > Livagian /xl/ (<khl>) and /Gl/ (<ghl>) are normally pronounced as > voiceless and voiced lateral fricatives.
Compare also the use by the Spanish of tl for similar sounds in South American languages. Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <thorinn@...> (Humour NOT marked)