Re: [cybalist] Odp: Balto and Slavic Rs.
From: Sergejus Tarasovas
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?
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