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
>> 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.