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Thomas Wier wrote:
> > OK. I was probably being westerncentric. Let me restate it as "th", "ng"
> > and retroflex /r/ are difficult form most foreigners in Europea or
>America.
>
>Don't Icelandic and Danish have the voiced interdental fricative [D]?

They do, tho' Danish don't have a phonemic contrast /d/-/D/ IIRC. Icelandic
also have /T/.

>Certainly, Mexican Spanish* regularly shifts intervocalic** voiced stops
>to their fricative counterparts:
>
>     /abogado/ 'advocate, lawyer'  --> [aBoGaDo]

What varieties of Spanish don't do this? According to my handbook, Standard
Castillian does it.

                                               Andreas

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