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jeff_lindqvist
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 Message 49 of 51
17 November 2012 at 6:35pm | IP Logged 
Everytime somebody says that the Danish D is an L, there will be a number of learners (with bad ears and bad language intuition) ending up saying the sound as their native language version of an L (including anything from a Japanese flap, a Portuguese dark L, a "normal" L as in "London" and what not), and that's not a bit helpful.
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daegga
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 Message 50 of 51
19 November 2012 at 2:24pm | IP Logged 
It has nothing to do with bad ears ... it's just the different categoric perception in different languages. Different sounds in your native language can sound both like the same sound to the speaker of a different language.
Still, I'm now wondering how a lateral sound can be lowered. If you lower the tongue, air can escape in a straight flow, which doesn't produce a lateral sound anymore.
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 Message 51 of 51
19 November 2012 at 4:45pm | IP Logged 
daegga wrote:
It has nothing to do with bad ears ... it's just the different categoric
perception in different languages. Different sounds in your native language can sound
both like the same sound to the speaker of a different language.

I know. I use the word "ears" in the indirect sense here. Of course it's all connected
with our brain.


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