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-- Muke Tever <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From: "SuomenkieliMaa" <[log in to unmask]>
> > > Personally:  ["stSrVD@`z], where [r] is
> "American
> > > r".
> >
> > Why the [S]?? I thought [S] is like sh in
> _sheet_??
>
> It is.
>
> > Are you German?
>
> Hardly.
> German would probably start it with [Str].
>
> In my speech [t] and [d] go to [tS] and [dZ] before
> [r].
> So the only difference between "truck" and "Chuck",
> or "drain" and "Jane" is the
> [r] (that, and a little bit of anticipatory
> rounding).

<puzzled look> hmm... I suppose I can understand a
little better, but now I'm not sure about my own
idiolect.


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