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Re: Conlang with whistles

From:Joseph Fatula <fatula3@...>
Date:Friday, February 21, 2003, 5:13
From: "Paul Roser" <pkroser@...>
Subject: Re: Conlang with whistles

> I've played around with the idea of whistles in conlangs > for a while, and usually consider there to be three or > four possibilities: > 1) labial (though all of my whistles involve rounding) > 2) retroflexed (probably equal to your alveolar) > 3) front trilled (superimpose an alveolar trill on the whistle) > 4) back trilled (superimpose a uvular trill on the whistle) > > if you added non-whistled forms as well, you could have > /r, R/ for the front trill and /x, X/ for the back trill.
Don't forget having a voiced/voiceless contrast in whistles. And tone would definitely be a feature.