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Re : Consonantal length

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Date:Friday, May 14, 1999, 14:38
Dans un courrier dat=E9 du 14/05/99 14:51:41  , Brian a =E9crit :

<< What is the emphatic chinese S?

Dunno much about it. it's the sound my Chinese friend made speaking Chinese=20
with her sister. It sounded like hard "ssssss". I never tried Chinese and=20
never will anyway.=20

 Do you mean the Arabic emphatics?

I admit that's what I wrote.

 As far as
 I know, the only emphatics in North Asia are in Korean. Which has a
 nostrilfull, that for sure. Ever try and say a word like:
 where the tt (written with 2 separate Ts in Korean, by the by) is strongly
 glottalised, voiced, and given length?=20

I did. What do I earn now ?

Occulist : "Can you read that line over there ?". (He points a line hardly=20
reading "SZPRWLCZK" on the wall). Patient : "I do.". Occulist : "Your=20
eyesight is very good". Patient : "I'm Polish."