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Re: Uvular trill (was: Translation: Bhagavad Gita)

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Friday, March 22, 2002, 7:45
En réponse à Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>:

> > Not an old priest, fairly young in fact - where he was born, I don't > know. > Maybe he'd found the full trill carried better in a large church when > preaching; it's seems to be that trills, whether apical or uvular are > good > at carrying over long distances. >
That's very possible! It's been a while since I attended a mass, but I do remember as a child that I found the priests' way of talking quite strange, possibly because they used sounds I was not used to :)) . Maybe they learn the uvular trill in seminary :)) .
> > I see - nothing in excess - the 'via media'. Thinks: you're from > Normandy > - so it was your lot that brought that trait across here in 1066 :) >
:)))) Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.