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Re: My Pet Dinosaur - Re: If the asteroid had missed...



I hope I don't get sent to the corner for asking this....

How do you pronounce an r like a vowel?

Yours,
Dora Smith
Austin, TX, USA
tiggernut24@yahoo.com

----- Original Message ----- From: "David Marjanovic" <david.marjanovic@gmx.at>
To: "DML" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Friday, March 16, 2007 5:20 PM
Subject: Re: My Pet Dinosaur - Re: If the asteroid had missed...



----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard W. Travsky" <rtravsky@uwyo.edu>
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2007 4:33 PM

http://netjeff.com/humor/item.cgi?file=ClintonsBosniaPlan

Clinton Deploys Vowels to Bosnia

Interesting what a little orthography will do to people. The only consonant that can be syllabic in Serboc... BCSM is _r_, and most Americans use their own _r_ all the time as if it were a vowel, even though the spelling always carefully hides this fact.


Of course... Czech, Slovak and Sanskrit, for example, have syllabic _r_ and _l_, which in the latter two languages have a length distinction like the vowels. Georgian has _r_, _l_ and _v_... German has _m_, _n_, _ng_, and _l_ (again consistently denied by the spelling), though only in some positions within a word... and then there is... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nux%C3%A1lk_language#Syllables



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