Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: Need some help with terms: was "rhotic miscellany"

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Sunday, November 7, 2004, 8:09
--- In, John Cowan <jcowan@R...> wrote:

>But others don't. I, for example, pronounce "r" with alveolopalatal >articulation: the tip of my tongue is behind but not touching my >lower teeth, while the blade of the tongue approximates my hard >palate.
Finally! A description of my "r." I've been sitting here these past few days saying, "rrrrrrrrrr," & trying to figure out where my tongue is. This is the description that works, only to add that the sides of the blade are in contact with the inside of my upper teeth. I don't think I've every heard an American use a retroflex "r." Charlie


Sally Caves <scaves@...>