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Re: Personal Conjugation based on Closeness

From:Garth Wallace <gwalla@...>
Date:Thursday, April 3, 2003, 8:22
Andreas Johansson wrote:
> Quoting Tristan McLeay <zsau@...>: > > >>On Wed, 2 Apr 2003, Andreas Johansson wrote: >> >> >>>>>The One True and Correct pronunciation is of course >>>> >>>>[an'dr`e:as]~[an'dr\`e:as]. >>>> >>>>One true and correct yet you list two? >>> >>>That's known as having a sense of humour! :-) >> >>If you insist :) >> >> >>>More to the point, [r`] and [r\`] belongs to the same phoneme; which >> >>gets used >> >>>depends mostly on talking speed. OTOH, rendering the second "a" as >> >>schwa is >> >>>right out of the question. >> >>[r\`] is the American r, isn't it? retroflex approximate? > > > The infamous American /r/ usually gets written [r\] on this list, which would > imply a alveolar trill. But my [r\`] above is meant to indicate a retroflex > trill, yes.
According to the chart, [r\] is an alveolar approximant, not a trill. The trill is [r].