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Re: Azurian phonology

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 8:13
On 2008-10-21 Eric Christopherson wrote:
> > Sure, in phonetic terms there either is vocal > > chord vibration or there isn't, > > I think you meant to say "in phonological terms" here, right? > > In phonetic terms, voiced/voiceless is a continuum, with different > amounts of vibration (and perhaps other variables like the distance > of the vocal folds). But I don't know much more about that. >
Sure, but I was trying to simplify things: there is surely a point where the vocal chords start or stop vibrating at all. I'm not big on the physics of phonation, but I think that for modal voice the amount of air flow is about the same for any given person at any given time. If it's less you get creaky voice. /BP