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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. /Fredrik


John Cowan <cowan@...>