Re: Phonological terminology question
|From:||Fredrik Ekman <ekman@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, February 18, 2003, 1:38|
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."
The word is usually voiceless. In some dialects, however (my mother's, for
instance), the word is a voiced "ja" /jA:/ with approximately the same
meaning and use.