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Re: Retroflexion in Swedish & Sino-Tibetan

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Thursday, July 22, 2004, 7:24
Quoting Emily Zilch <emily0@...>:

> { 20040721,0622 | Trebor Jung } "Swedish has retroflexes? Swedish has > retroflexes! ... Does this prove the Swedish-Chinese link?" > > Chinese retroflexes are affricated, as are those of Lhasa Tibetan.
Well, 'sh' and 'r' are not, are they? I guess a (poor) case could be made that Swedish 'rds' and 'rts' are retroflex affricates ... Andreas