Re: Voiced Velar Fricative
|From:||H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, October 22, 2000, 18:06|
On Sun, Oct 22, 2000 at 06:23:05AM -0700, Barry Garcia wrote:
> I borrowed a book through interlibrary loan (from The University of Texas
> at Arlington, BTW) on my grandfather's dialect of Visayan (A Philippine
> Language) called "Aklanon" (Akeanon), and it says that it includes a
> unique sound among the West Visayan Languages, which is the voiced velar
> fricative. It tells how to make the sound, but i just cant seem to do it.
> What other languages have this sound (better yet, where can I hear this
> sound on the web)?
I don't know any natlangs that have this sound, but I'm sure there are. My
conlang does have the sound. (In fact, it's the first consonant in the
alphabet.) The IPA symbol is gamma (Kirsch /Q/) -- you can probably hear
the sound from IPA websites.