Re: (ptk vs bdg)

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 69075
Date: 2012-03-27

W dniu 2012-03-27 08:54, Brian M. Scott pisze:

> A possibly independent instance in a Germanic dialect is the
> so-called Northumbrian burr:
> <>.

It's *certainly* independent *if* the spread of uvular /R/ elsewhere is
really to be dated in the 18th century, since by the early 18th century
the Northumbrian burr had already come to be regarded as a
long-established regional shibboleth. Here is an article in which I
argue that it may go all the way back to Old Northumbrian.