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Cat phonemes

From:Matthew Martin <matthewdeanmartin@...>
Date:Sunday, November 18, 2007, 16:42
Hi, I'm putting together a catlang
(  I'd like my catlang to be
restricted to phonemes that real house cats actually use. (And yes, I
know real cats use them in the context of instinctive signals, not
human like language and probably can't use their phonemes to create or
learn new words)

In my references I have to links that say linguists have identified
15-23 phonemes [1] [2] that cats use-- but unfortunately no tidy
lists, at least none I can find for free on the net.

I have a lousy ear for IPA sounds, especially outside of my native
tongue, can anyone on the list suggest a list of IPA phonemes that
they have heard cats use?

May thanks to all, err, kthxbai,

Matthew Martin


(I hope this doesn't double post, it is taking me about 5+ tries to
get the mailing list to accept this)


Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>