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Re: Nareal fricatives?

From:And Rosta <a.rosta@...>
Date:Sunday, November 17, 2002, 11:56
> Ian Maxwell scripsit: > > > I've never seen the terms "nareal fricative" and "percussive" before. I > > can guess what the latter is, but could someone tell me about the former? > > Clicking your teeth together
And nareal fricatives are made with occlusion in the mouth so that airflow is through the nostrils, with the nostrils constricted and the airflow increased sufficient to generate turbulence (= frication) at the nostrils. (The occlusion in the mouth isn't essential, but it is hard to generate the turbulence at the nostrils without it). --And.