Eyjafjallajokull from an icelander

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Thu Apr 22 17:59:47 UTC 2010

On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 11:48 AM, Geoffrey Nathan <geoffnathan at wayne.edu> wrote:
> For those who haven't had 'enough already' on the pronunciation of that Icelandic
> glacier, the tricky sound is the last one, which is a voiceless lateral affricate,
> a relatively common sound in the world's languages (it occurs in Nahuatl,
> Chippewyan, Tlingit and others).

And Klingon. Don't forget Klingon.

--Ben Zimmer

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