The /r/ which dies hard – a diachronic look at the developments of the rhotic sound in selected Celtic, Germanic and Romance languages

Krzysztof Jaskuła

Abstract


Phonetically, the archetypal rhotic /r/ is a coronal speech sound that is often half-way between consonants and vowels, usually acting in words as a consonant syllable-wise. Its positional and structural functions in selected languages are described here from a diachronic perspective. 


Keywords


position; structure; rhotic; theory

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/lsmll.2018.42.1.4
Data publikacji: 2018-04-06 09:58:06
Data złożenia artykułu: 2017-09-29 21:49:50

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