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OT: syllabic rhotics [was Re: OT: Help reading Indic transliteration?]

From:Garth Wallace <gwalla@...>
Date:Friday, January 16, 2004, 22:36
Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> > Still, to me approximants are about the easiest sounds to make syllabic > to me, and I can't hear a length difference between [r\] and [r\=] when > I pronounce them. Of course, the longer you maintain an approximant, the > more likely it is gonna become syllabic, but length is not *necessary* > for syllabicity.
Is there any difference between [r\=] and [@`]?