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Re: "Useful languages"

From:jogloran <exponent@...>
Date:Thursday, February 14, 2002, 9:41
Czech also has some frightening consonants, especially the r-caron,
which is
considered by Guinness to be the most difficult sound to master. (The
folks at
Guinness obviously never heard of Ubykh or !Xu~.)
Before I became slightly more linguistically enlightened ;) with things like everybody's favourite large phoneme inventory natlang !Xu~, I used to spread this piece of trivia around, which I am regretful of :) Actually, my IPA book transcribes that sound as /r/ with the fronting diacritic. Would this be an accurate transcription of the sound? Imperative