[lg policy] about Z in french

Lauren Zentz laurenzentz at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 7 01:13:32 UTC 2010


If I may complicate your conundrum:

I think it may also be cultural to an extent: I have found that it is pretty
common for native French speakers in Canada to use a [d] where native
standard English speakers tend to use [(voiced) theta].  I don't know if
there are necessarily any phonetic/phonological constraints in Canadian
dialects of French that would lead to this, but I found it incredibly
fascinating to see entire "cultures" adopting different sounds for the same
*standard *English sound...

Lauren Zentz
Doctoral Candidate, Department of Language, Reading and Culture
College of Education, University of Arizona


On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 12:18 PM, mostari hind <hmostari at yahoo.com> wrote:

> dear Derron  ,
> Thanks a lot for your exhaustive explanation, this really satisfies my
> curiosity and i can now answer my graduate students next tuesday .
>
> alllllll the best
> Mostari
>
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