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."