Spanish /rr/ (was Re: IPA / SAMPA question)
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, January 19, 2003, 17:06|
Carlos Thompson wrote:
>There is, of course, some dialectal variation, i.e. mountain dialects inEcuador and Southern Colombia (Peru?), pronounce /rr/ as [Z] or [z`].
Interesting!! And anywhere else, do you know?? Any idea how it originated??
That pronunciation also occurs in some provincial areas of Argentina; e.g.
in Tucumán I was told I could change money at [la'kasa 'ZeZes] and was
completely flummoxed until the lady pointed down the street to a sign,
REYES. At cabarets etc. in Buenos Aires, comedians made fun of it. Arg.
linguist-friends claimed it's not the same as the [Z] = |y, ll|, but has
still some kind of rhotic quality (maybe more retroflexed)-- they cited
Czech r-hacek as comparable. Anyhow, I couldn't produce the sound to their