Re: [tied] Sanskrit /r/

From: Miguel Carrasquer Vidal
Message: 7731
Date: 2001-06-23

On Sat, 23 Jun 2001 10:35:20 +0200, "Piotr Gasiorowski"
<gpiotr@...> wrote:

>But postalveolar sounds are made behind the upper teeth as well. If the flapped or tapped /r/ was retracted but not subapical,
>and if the retroflex variant was only slightly so, how would a naive observer have known the difference? I think the phonological
>argument remains very strong: /r/ triggers retroflex place assimilation

So does Swedish /r/. Is the Swedish phoneme alveolar or retroflex?

>as well as retroflex consonant harmony across an
>intervening vowel. I can't imagine an ordinary alveolar doing such things.

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal