‘Gutteral’ Sounds (Back Fricatives) in English


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1 Response to ‘Gutteral’ Sounds (Back Fricatives) in English

  1. When I was in Scotland in the early seventies, they still had this “gh” sound in Glasgow. The sentence “A fine bright moonlight night tonight” would become “A braw brecht moonlecht necht tenecht”. (The “ch” pronounced like in German “nicht”.)
    I just today heard an interview with the late George Harrison, and he would pronounce the “g” in “sing” and “singing”. So that must be (have been) part of the Liverpool dialect.

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