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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. :-))) **Henrik