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Re: Retroflex vowels?

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Saturday, January 26, 2002, 16:57
En réponse à Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>:

> Sitting here I realize that when I say those words the > tip of my tongue actually doubles back and touches my > tongue. Does your post remain unamended? >
Basically yes, I'd say. What you describe sounds to me like a retroflex tongue- position pushed as much as possible, maybe due to the lateral origin of the sound. Still, i don't think that it can be marked with IPA or that other people would hear it differently from a normal rhotic vowel. Or at least this is my opinion. Maybe I'm wrong, I don't know... Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.