Re: The palatal sham :) (Re: [tied] Re: Albanian (1))

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 30344
Date: 2004-01-30

30-01-04 10:36, tgpedersen wrote:

> Probably the Lord's Prayer saved /fA:ð&r/. /aUr fE:ð&r/ just doesn't
> sound right. So maybe it was a register thing after all, with /dEd/
> being lower refister.

And what saved /"ra:D&r/ for <rather> in British English? /"lA:D&r/ is
also the majority pronunciation of <lather> in southern Britain
(although it can also rhyme with <gather>).