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Re: Conlang with whistles

From:Rachel Klippenstein <estel_telcontar@...>
Date:Friday, February 21, 2003, 4:22
 --- Paul Roser <pkroser@...> wrote

> Are your stops and plain approximants voiced or > voiceless? > > Bfowol
My stops are voiceless. Plain s is a voiceless alveolar fricative. Plain w is... well, I just pronounced it how I would normally pronounce a w. Definitely voiced syllable-initially, though I don't think there were any examples in that position in the sentences I gave you. Might be voiceless after stops, I'm not sure. I don't think it really matters. I think WiSaWiSa can't make a distinction between voiced and voiceless. But have you thought about the possibility of voiced whistles? There was a time a few years ago when I was trying to learn to whistle and sing/hum at the same time. I can do a simple tune in unison, though not very well in tune. If only I could whistle and sing in harmony with myself! Rachel Klippenstein ______________________________________________________________________ Post your free ad now!


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