|From:||Rene Uittenbogaard <ruittenb@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, October 20, 2004, 22:22|
I've been trying to find out what ejective stops are, and what I
understand from reading the definitions on the web is this:
to pronounce a bilabial ejective [p_>], one first shuts off the air
stream at the glottis and at the lips. Then, using your tongue, you
build up air pressure and release the lips, which makes the [p_>] sound.
Q1. Is this interpretation correct? Or should both closures be released
at the same time?
If the above interpretation is correct:
Q2. If a vowel follows after the ejective, the glottis must immediately
open again. When I practice this, this invariantly sounds like a glottal
stop, e.g. [p_>?a]. Is this acceptible?