Re: Franco-Proven├žal

From: tgpedersen
Message: 63160
Date: 2009-02-19

--- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, "Arnaud Fournet"
<fournet.arnaud@...> wrote:
>
>
> >> Definitely, American English probably kept final /r/ dues to
the
> >> large Scots and Irish presence, as well as the Germans, who
tended
> >> to learn prescriptive English at school --hence Midwestern
English
> >> as the US standard
> >
> > Try listening to the retroflex /r/ of this sample of Leids (from
> > Leyden) dialect, eg in 'woord' at 0:10.
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbuJpyfEqFw
> > To my ear, that /r/ is closer to the Standard American /r/ than
> > anything I've heard in Scots.
> >
> > Torsten
> >
> ===========
>
> Impressive !
>
> It sounds like CNN with a sore throat !
>
>
> Torsten, you should be elected Cybalist Guru.
>
> A.

It pleases me to note that I have made you interested in your roots.
Here's a colleague in confusion.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Bart


Torsten