Re: rhotic miscellany (was: Advanced English + Babel text)
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Friday, November 5, 2004, 14:07|
On Nov 5, 2004, at 2:34 PM, John Cowan wrote:
> Ray Brown scripsit:
>> Those people who use the uvular trill, do so also when they speak
>> My guess that you simply did not come across any speakers who used
>> uvular trill.
> In Ill Bethisad, if you remember, the uvular trill (and perhaps by now
> uvular fricative) is an eastern North American _Sprachbund_ phenomenon,
> affecting English, Brithenig, French, and perhaps the archaic Swedish
> of New Sweden. I do not think it has spread to North American Spanish
> or to Montreiano, however. I have no clue about the Judeo-Spanish of
> Mueva Sefarad (Newfoundland).
It has begun to rear its ugly head there also, but in still only a
minority of speakers.
("ugly" meaning, of course, 'i can't pronounce an uvular trill' :P)
Has it hit Scots and/or Scottish Gaelic yet? Since Alba Nuadh is the
next province over from Mueva Sefarad, that'd affect whether it's a
very small minority of speakers or a very large minority :) .
"ezekiel... he has like the crazy thing!"
~ brilliant biblical commentary by n