Whistling Shibilants in IPA? Help!
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Friday, July 16, 2004, 4:37|
So, a while (=few years) ago we were talking about Tuvan throat singing
here, and someone posted the URL of a website (or maybe i went looking
for it?) with instructions about how to produce the multilayerd sound.
Now, a "while" later, while i still don't know whether the "whistling
that sounds like Scary Alien Beez" (in the words of a friend) is
actually a form of Tuvan Throat Singing or not, but i like the sounds
(both voiced and voiceless) so much that i want to add them to the
phonemic inventory of a conlang.
I just don't know how to describe it.
It feels like a modified /S/ or /Z/ (depending on voicedness), with the
tip of the tongue rising towards the alveolar ridge and the deep back
of the tongue retreating pharyngealwards slightly.
So what is it? An apical /S/? A /s/ with retracted tongue root? An
apical /S/ with slight pharyngealization? Maybe a laminal /s/ with
Help! :-P (please?)
'your whistling sounds like scary alien bees!'
~ my friend h