Re: [cybalist] Odp: Balto and Slavic Rs.

From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Message: 2016
Date: 2000-04-03

Similar in what sense? I've never heard of uvular allophones in Russian (except for the dialect of St. Petersburg's aristocracy in the early XX c. like that of Nabokov, Vertinsky etc); as for de-trilled r in some positions, I should consult a phonetical reference, but for my own speech I'm sure - it's always trilled.
By the way: is it easy for a native speaker of Polish to learn to pronounce Russian palatalized r?
Piotr wrote:
As far as I know, Russian has a similar range of allophones, but in Russian there is also a palatalised "rhotic", pronounced with the body of the tongue raised towards the roof of the mouth.