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Re: X-SAMPA for rh?

From:Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Sunday, March 24, 2002, 17:09
At 11:47 pm +0000 21/3/02, Stephen Mulraney wrote:
>On Wed, 20 Mar 2002 08:53:14 -0600 >Peter Clark <pc451@...> wrote: > > >[snip] > >> A voiceless trill (which is perfectly >> reproducible if you can manage a voiced trill) > >Is it? I find it considerably more difficult. I suppose >the reason is the if the vocal chords aren't obstructing >the flow of air you get a faster stream, and I find this >upsets my efforts at keeping the trill going. >
Well, the Welsh version at least has strong aspiration as well as devoicing. If you concentrate on the aspiration, i.e. /h/, the devoicing comes automatically. The Welsh sound is the trill pronounced at the same time as /h/. Ray. ========================================= A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language. [J.G. Hamann 1760] =========================================