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Re: Conlang with whistles

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 25, 2003, 14:18
 --- Garth Wallace skrzypszy:

> That reminds me of the overtone singing ("throat singing") found in Tuva > and some other traditional cultures. Is a tonal language using > overtone-singing possible, or do those sounds require too much more > practice or instruction than the phones described by the IPA?
Beautiful, isn't it? :) AFAIK, overtone singing is a matter of many years' training. Those Mongolian overtone singers can do so, because they have done it since early childhood (I remember hearing an 11 years old boy singing with an incredibly deep bass and a lot of overtones). Nevertheless, it can be learnt, but it won't come easily. And I have NEVER heard a woman doing it. Jan ===== "Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts