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
> 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.
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