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Re: Rhotics (was: Chinese Dialect Question)

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Thursday, October 2, 2003, 19:07
En réponse à Ray Brown :

>Modern French speakers commonly use the Parisian approximant [R], but I >have certainly heard both the uvular trilled [R\] and apically trilled [r] >, the latter >being a mark rural, southern speakers.
Actually, the approximant is anything *but* Parisian. The mark of a Parisian accent until up to WWII was that they had the uvular trill [R\] rather than the uvular approximant [R]. Nowadays, [R\] is mostly dead though. The approximant is the mark of Northern accents rather than Parisian accents. Christophe Grandsire. You need a straight mind to invent a twisted conlang.


Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>