|From:||Daniel Andreasson <rymddaniel@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 18, 2001, 12:52|
Andreas Johansson wrote:
> > Exactly! This is the very sound we have in Swedish. In
> > Swedish terminology this is called the "tje-sound".
>Not in my Swedish! My tongue does most definitely not touch my lower teeth
>when I pronounce words like "tjej", but read on ...
Mine does neither. I think this pronunciation of the
tje-sound is passing on.
> > I tend to pronounce this a bit more like [S] instead of
> > [s\], but all my friends tell me I pronounce it wrong.
>Possibly, I do the same, but nobody's every mentioned it as something "odd"
>or "wrong". I never been any good at keeping the various [S], [s`], [C] etc
>sounds apart, tho'.
Well, no-one really notices it until I mention it. Possibly
my friends have the same sound as me. It's not really [S]
but not [s\] either. It's something in between. It's like
[s\] but without the tongue touching the lower teeth.
>I think I have pure [x] for the "sje-sound". My lips are in the same
>position as for [s].
Yes. This seems to be more common. Mine is sometimes the
fricative [x] and (more often) the approximant.
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