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Re: Personal Conjugation based on Closeness

From:Daniel Andreasson Vpc-Work <daniel.andreasson@...>
Date:Friday, April 4, 2003, 10:48
BPJ wrote:

> I have Swedish /r/ as [r\] ~ [4] ~ [r] too (roughly in that > order of frequency), but don't ask me for my distribution any > more these days. It seems [r\] has crept in from somewhere > and is gaining ground from the other two. OTOH I *never* have > [z`] for /r/ as many people from the general direction of > Stockholm have. Where are you from originally, Daniel?
I'm from Stockholm and I've been living here from birth. I *never* have [z`] though. Yuck. I hate that sound. No. Let me rephrase that. I hate that allophone of /r/. The sound itself is quite nice. It sounds like 14-year-old girls or those nasty brats with their Canada goose jackets, etc. Blä.
> For some reason I have [r`] for /l/ after labials and only there. > This sure isn't a common trait where I come from.
Ha. I have that too sometimes after labials. And I have no idea where it comes from. Perhaps it's some kind of ease of pronunciation. It's not very common, but I hear other people use it too. It is a kind of "funny" pronunciation as well I think. Daniel Andreasson