OT: Was Latin /r/ trilled?

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Sat Apr 5 20:20:20 UTC 2003

David Bergdahl wrote:
>I remember Swadesh (summer '66) saying that the uvular-R was a fashion that
>spread through Europe S > N but I never found any subsequent refernce to it.

This is pretty well known. There are maps of the spread in various
recent sociolinguistics texts, by Trudgill and/or Chambers.
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