Re : Re: derivation question
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|Date:||Friday, March 26, 1999, 20:21|
Dans un courrier dat=E9 du 26/03/99 11:12:03 , vous avez =E9crit :
<< I realized it some years ago, when I realized that I pronounced
"brun" (brown) and "brin" (strand) as homophones [bRE~] whereas I remembe=
distinctively having pronounced them differently [bRE~] and [bR9~] when I
was younger. Same thing with "patte" and "p=E2te" (formerly [pat] and [pA=
now only [pat]). >>
So did I too. That's French's lately trend I guess... (sigh).
Also Khmer tends to pronounce all final consonants as glottal stop. I've o=
imagined that these consonants would quickly disappear if it weren't for t=
being piously preserved in writings. I've read that Tibetan initial conson=
are often not pronounced (?).