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Re: Rhotics (was: Pharingials, /l/ vs. /r/ in Southeast Asia)

From:Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 11, 2004, 7:47
On Monday, February 9, 2004, at 06:12 PM, Mangiat wrote:

>> Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 06:32:27 +0000 >> From: Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>
>>> Voiceless? >> >> OOPS!! Probably the worst typo I've made on the list {deep blush} >> >> I mean *VOICED* >> >> Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. > > No need... What baffled me is that I read somewhere that French /r/ > actually > can in some environments be devoiced...Or am I wrong?
No, not wrong. It's devoiced in words like 'notre' /nOtR/ Ray =============================================== (home) (work) =============================================== "A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language." J.G. Hamann, 1760