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Re: OT: "Tristan" pronunciation thread

From:Rachel Klippenstein <estel_telcontar@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 2, 2003, 21:41
 --- John Cowan wrote:
> Tristan McLeay scripsit: > > Obviously you could get away with [tr\Ist@n], but > > it's something that'd strike me as a bit odd. > > That's what I would say, and probably most North > Ams. > > John Cowan
I think I recall hearing in a phonology class that English "r" (what dialects, I don't know) is actually often a fricative rather than an approximant after voiceless stops. Perhaps it was only after stops that would normally be aspirated, like the aspiration was migrating onth th "r" and making it a fricative instead of an approximant. I can easily imagine that t followed by a fricative "r" might sound like [tSr\]. I think I probably do this, and yes, when I really think about how my "tr" sounds, it does have a sort of [tSr\] - ish feel. Rachel ______________________________________________________________________ Post your free ad now!