Re: [x] in English?
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <artabanos@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, September 30, 1999, 23:36|
Daniel Andreasson wrote:
> One example is the word 'back' which is pronounced
> [b&x]. What's that? Is it some Gaelic influence
> on northern English dialects or what? Although it
> sounds pretty cool IMO.
I think you can ask Ray on that one -- he lives in Britain,
and has lots of personal experience of all (most?) of the
varieties of British dialects.
My first comment would be that it seems like a fairly
easily understood sound change: when in final position,
[k] becomes [x]. I think Ray mentioned something a while
back about a dialect that changes all final [t] to the affricate
[ts], so that "cat" sounds like "cats" in both the singular and
Not the same thing, but interesting, nonetheless. :)
Tom Wier <artabanos@...>
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