cowan@... wrote:
> Michael Everson scripsit:
> > Many dialects of English have /x/. You can call English in Wales,
> > Scotland, and Ireland "contaminated" but I don't think it's right to
> > do so. The sounds have been there for centuries, and are learned in
> > infancy by native speakers.
> Fair enough. | Ya call that English!?

You could have specified Standard English.
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...