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/T/, /D/ Re: My Apologies about Mysterious sounds

From:Douglas Koller, Latin & French <latinfrench@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 6, 2004, 16:00
Chris writes:

>Isaac A. Penzev wrote: > >>Chris Bates wrote: >> >>>I get English, Spanish (well, one dialect of Spanish... the rest just >>>pronounce it s)... *thinks* what else am I missing? I know there are >>>lots more... Arabic has it doesn't it? I might be wrong about that one... >>> >> >>I can add Arabic, Swahili, Mn Greek, Bashkir, Turkmen (not sure about this >>one).
And let's not forget my lang, Géarthnuns, which has /T/ and /D/ :).
>The same trend is much more widespread in the north, and many of my >northern (as >in northern england) friends at university simply can't manage to >pronounce T. Its always f in their speech. For some reason T isn't >popular... but its one of the sounds I like most in English. :) I >dislike the way people who pronounce it f sound, but that use seems to >be growing. :(
The modern Géarthnuns verb "héf", "sleep", has an alternative archaic/dialect/poetic form "héth", which only really has an impact on the hortative/jussive form ("zçöt-héf" vs. "héthta"). That's the only example I'm aware of -- I guess the "trend" was quashed on Géarthtörs before it even got started. Kou


Elliott Lash <erelion12@...>