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Re: Cat phonemes

Date:Sunday, November 25, 2007, 16:28
> [] On Behalf Of Sai Emrys
> On Nov 18, 2007 9:32 AM, <li_sasxsek@...> wrote: > > laryngeal trill (=purring) /R:/?? > > FWIW, I purr (as in, IRL; call it one of my various
> and as best I can tell it's a pharyngeal or epiglottal trill.
I can make a purring sound too, but cats can keep it running continuously. ISTR reading that there is something anatomically different that allows a cat to do that.
> No assigned IPA to that yet though; there's a proposed one. Dunno
> any XSAMPA for it.
For now, my cat language will use /R::::/, or maybe append /_R:/. Well, Vlad seems to like the idea.