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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 > sounds.
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 varieties. s. --