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BP Jonson wrote:
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>I've just got hands-on evidence that the /x/ > /f/ sound change as in
>English _tough_ is a natural one:
>In my dialect of Swedish the normal pronunciation of _garage_ is /ga"rA:x/,
>but my son (who is 3 1/2 years old) says /ga"rA:f/ very
>clearly.  Sound-change in the making!

Since your refering to pronunciation, I guess you meant [ga"rA:x],
[ga"rA:f]? In any case, in my dialect this word is [ga"rA:s`], and I'd find
your son's pronunciation really odd. We-ell, that's what we've got dialects
for, isn't it?

                                                            Andreas


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