Bakre r i svenskan. En alternativ hypotes

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The sound values of /z/ and /r/ in proto-Nordic are discussed. It is suggested that the modern Swedish [r] and [R] are different results in different areas of the merger between /z/ and /r/ in Old Swedish, depending on the distribution of stress in polysyllabic words.

The article is a shorter version of Teleman, U. (2005), Om r-fonemets historia i Svenskan (Nordlund 5). Insittutionen för nordiska språk. Lund.


Research areas and keywords

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  • Languages and Literature


  • Language history, Phonology, Dialect geography, Uvular r
Original languageSwedish
Pages (from-to)27-52
JournalSpråk och stil
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Swedish (015011001)