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Re: Implosives (was Re: Relative frequency of ejectives)

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Friday, May 26, 2006, 20:49
On Fri, 26 May 2006 14:35:32 -0400, Chris Bates
<chris.maths_student@...> wrote:

>> How the heck do you form implosives, anyways? Are they >> just pulmonic ingressives (= sucking in air, rather >> than blowing it out), or what? I tried making them a >> while ago, but couldn't manage to switch the direction >> of airflow quickly enough to make it a reasonable >> speech segment; I just figured I got the mechanism wrong. >> > Try to "swallow" a b. The important thing to understand is that you're > not trying to breath in while pronouncing a b... that's a pulmonic > ingressive, and no known language has those as a distinctive segment.
Damin has a pulmonic ingressive lateral. Paul