--- In cybalist@..., "tgpedersen" <tgpedersen@...> wrote:
> As far I can tell, with my non-native understanding, your retroflex
> should be the sound found in German "ich", (my keyboard has no cent-
> sign) Retroflex s does exist in Swedish, but only after r. The last
> step in the development could be described as a loss of the "stop"
> element (c^ -> <cent sign>, dj -> j). The pronunciation c^ (or
> tj) for original palatalized k exists also in Denmark in the
> traditional rendition of songs by the Swedish rococo poet Bellmann.