Re: (ptk vs bdg)

From: Brian M. Scott
Message: 69082
Date: 2012-03-28

At 5:27:48 AM on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, Piotr Gasiorowski

> 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.


Ah, thank you: I *knew* that I'd seen more on the subject
somewhere. I've had that paper in my files for three and a
half years now -- but unfortunately, misfiled. Yes, I found
that quite a convincing case.