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Daniel Andreasson wrote:
>
>David Peterson wrote:
>
> > >     Is there no one who pronounces it [grA:dZ] or [grA:Z]?
>
>Andreas replied:
>
> > You are aware we're discussing Swedish pronunciations, are you?
> > Neither [dZ] nor [Z] occurs in any variant of Swedish I can think
> > of.
>
>You know, I've actually used [z`] in one word, which is similar
>to [Z], although I don't use it very often. Sometimes my _kanske_
>'perhaps' which I normally pronounce something like [ka~s`E], becomes
>[ka~z`E]. Obviously because of the intervocalic position. I also
>have a tendency to pronounce _precis_ [pzi:s], although that's
>neither here nor there, is it? :)

Well, I have [z`] as an allophone of /r/, but as you said, it's similar [Z],
but not quite the same thing. For instance, _tar_ "takes" often becomes
[tA:z`]. I have to say that [pz] is a truly scary cluster!

                                                 Andreas

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