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.