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Re: Phonological terminology question

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 18, 2003, 3:57
Fredrik Ekman scripsit:
> On Mon, 17 Feb 2003, Danny Wier wrote: > > > Pulmonic ingression is involved in a "gasp", but I know of no natural > > languages with pulmonic ingression. > > If I understand your description correctly, this exists in most northern > Swedish dialects (and in some other Swedish dialects as well). It is only > used for a single word, "jo" /ju/, which means "yes" although it is often > inserted into a conversation as a means of saying "I hear you, I am still > listening" very much as an English speaker might say "uh-huh" or "yeah."
Paralinguistic "words" are exempt from normal rules. No English phonemes are velaric ingressive, but clicks are used for several purposes: commanding a horse to go, expressing concern, and others. -- John Cowan To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all. There are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful. --_The Hobbit_