Re: [tied] Sanskrit /r/

From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Message: 7716
Date: 2001-06-22

--- In cybalist@..., "Piotr Gasiorowski" <gpiotr@...> wrote:

Thank you for your comment.

> Perhaps Sanskrit /r/ was a postalveolar flap before vowels and a
>postalveolar fricative/approximant when preconsonantal or syllabic.

So it was not a trill in any case?

>The tendency to realise syllabic <r> as [ri] or [ru] brings to mind
>the treatment of <pretty> in American English.

And this treatment is due to retroflex quality of AmEn /r/?