David Halberstam and the "hard G"

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Tue Sep 21 15:45:01 UTC 1999

<<Hmmmm! Whose Spanish was Halberstam listening to when he heard "hard _G_"
in "Los Angeles"?>>

I suppose he doesn't understand the difference between a velar fricative and
a velar stop--they both sound "hard" to him (as opposed to the "soft G" of,
e.g., JUDGE.

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