Re: Clicks & other oddities
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Friday, November 26, 2004, 17:03|
Geoff Horswood <geoffhorswood@...> writes:
> I hold my mouth in the position for /q/, only tighter, and instead of
> making the egressive sound /q/, I kind of suck in the back of my tongue and
> release it in much the manner of the dental click, but this is the _back_
> of the tongue.
> It's a bit of a weird gollum-type of noise (atlthough I always imagined
> that as more of a phlegm-gurgle), such as you mught make if you were
> choking or trying to get a piece of something off your uvula.
> Does that help in categorizing, or shall we just call it "Geoff's weird
> noise #1" or something?
:-) I don't think we need to do that. It seems to be a (voiceless)
uvular implosive. X-Sampa/CXS for that thingy would probably be q_< .
Unicode lists the IPA symbol as U+02A0.
The sound you describe is probably the unrelaxed version, though. :-)))