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On Thu, Jul 17, 2003 at 03:30:58PM +0100, Ian Spackman wrote:
> >I didn't think /x/ occurred in any English words, though, which would
> >make it not an English phoneme. It's a common enough sound that most
> >English speakers have heard it, but not in native words.
>
>
> You don't consider loch an English word?  (To take the most obvious
> example.)

Ah, well, no, I don't.  Or didn't.  I thought "loch" was Scots Gaelic, not
Scots English.  If it's Scots English, then I withdraw my objection to the
inclusion of /x/ as an English phoneme. :)

-Mark