Re: Phonological terminology question
|From:||Danny Wier <dawier@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, February 18, 2003, 3:14|
From: "Garth Wallace"
> Danny Wier wrote:
> > What happens is that the throat muscles above the glottis (that's wherethe
> > pharynx, treachea and esophagus meet) contracts at the sides, a type of
> > "gurgling" sound that also causes a backing of adjacent vowels, whichalso
> > become "pharyngealized" (Maltese "gha" with a stroke through the "h" isa
> > pharyngealized /a/). There is no such thing as a pharyngeal stop (thatwould
> > be painful!), just the two fricatives in Arabic, voiceless and voiced.
> Ah, so it's less of a "choking" sound than a "hocking up phlegm" sound.
> Got it.
That would be an "ultrafricative pharyngeoglottal ejective nuisance".