Re: whistling s's
|From:||Stephen Mulraney <ataltane.conlang@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, April 10, 2005, 2:18|
On Apr 6, 2005 11:42 AM, Keith Gaughan <kmgaughan@...> wrote:
> Stephen Mulraney wrote:
> > On Apr 5, 2005 3:55 PM, Keith Gaughan <kmgaughan@...> wrote:
> >>JC wrote:
> >>As an adjunct to this, does anybody know how to describe the (in)famous
> >>Irish "whistled-t"? It's quite similar to this, only softer and not
> >>quite so much curled as raised.
> > What is this "whistled-t" of which you speak? I've probably heard it, but the
> > description doesn't bring anything to mind immediately...
> Try saying "butter" or "thought". It's the final and intervocalic
Ah! I see. I wondered what that sound was before.
Actually, on anaysis it reminds me of narrow "r" in Irish, or at least in some