Re: Vwikings.

From: gibbsp@...
Message: 8850
Date: 2001-08-30

--- In cybalist@..., "Glen Gordon" <glengordon01@...> wrote:

Glen, or should I use Glenny

In a previous posting you said:
...Quebecois [dz^ne] for "diner" for example....

Is the [dz] a representation of the voiced alveolar affricate? If so
IMHO this is a misconception of Anglophones like you and me on
hearing the French /d/ and /t/, particularly before /i/. The
French /d/ and /t/ are almost pure dentals unlike their alveolar
English counterparts. An anglo incorrectly hears or misinterprets
the sound (probably the release of air) as affrication. I believe
the dental articulation is also used in Czech. I had a Czech
acquaintance whose /d/'s and /t/'s when speaking English
sounded "French".

Forgive me if I'm not using the correct sign convention for
representing sounds, letters, words, etc.; I'm new at this.

Regards. Phil