Re: [tied] Re: Slavic peoples and places

From: Miguel Carrasquer Vidal
Message: 7640
Date: 2001-06-14

On Thu, 14 Jun 2001 16:50:41 +0200, "Piotr Gasiorowski"
<gpiotr@...> wrote:

>Sorbian [w] (which has resulted from the merger of *v [w] and "dark", i.e. non-palatalised *l) is a bilabial approximant without a conspicuous velar component; I suppose it could be transcribed [B].

Aha. I have never actually heard Sorbian (Upper or Lower) spoken, so
my handbooks misled me (de Bray, "Guide to the Slavonic Languages":
"<w>: like English w", Andreas Rose und Oberlehrer Georg Nuck,
"Sprachlehrgang Obsersorbisch": "<w> ... vor Vokal wie w im "Treptower
Park" mit gerundeten Lippen").

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal