/kw/ to /t/ in an English learner

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Stephen Hughes
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/kw/ to /t/ in an English learner

Post by Stephen Hughes » May 13th, 2015, 3:43 am

It is perhaps not so relevant to the NT period, but only of historical interest in Grrek, but I came across an English learner whose mastery of the sound system was wanting on /kw/. He seemed to have consistently pronounced a /t/ when a /kw/ was expected. There was really very little strain on the listener for things spoken in context, and the error was not noticed by all competition judges.
Γελᾷ δ' ὁ μωρός, κἄν τι μὴ γέλοιον ᾖ
(Menander, Γνῶμαι μονόστιχοι 108)

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