Re: Lateral Trill
|From:||Paul Roser <pkroser@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, January 2, 2005, 16:22|
On Fri, 24 Dec 2004 10:28:04 -0800, bob thornton <arcanesock@...>
>Is there such a thing as a lateral trill? I've noticed the lateral tap (l\), but no trill.
>Is there a reason for this?
As far as I know, the lateral flap is made by flapping the tongue tip forward from a
retroflexed (or apico-postalveolar) lateral.
Attempting a trill from this position would probably not be acoustically much different
from an apico-postalveolar non-lateral trill, though it is possible to trill the lateral
edge of the tongue - sounding rather like a very vigorous, prolonged lateral fricative
No natlang that I am aware of uses this sound as a distinctive phone.