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On Apr 6, 2005 11:42 AM, Keith Gaughan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Stephen Mulraney wrote:
>
> > On Apr 5, 2005 3:55 PM, Keith Gaughan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> >>JC wrote:
> >>
> >>As an adjunct to this, does anybody know how to describe the (in)famous
> >>Irish "whistled-t"? It's quite similar to this, only softer and not
> >>quite so much curled as raised.
> >
> > What is this "whistled-t" of which you speak? I've probably heard it, but the
> > description doesn't bring anything to mind immediately...
>
> Try saying "butter" or "thought". It's the final and intervocalic
> sounds.

Ah! I see. I wondered what that sound was before.

Actually, on anaysis it reminds me of narrow "r" in Irish, or at least in some
varieties.

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