Re: Cat phonemes
|Date:||Sunday, November 25, 2007, 16:28|
> [mailto:CONLANG@listserv.brown.edu] 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 variouseccentricities),
> 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. Dunnoof
> any XSAMPA for it.
For now, my cat language will use /R::::/, or maybe append /_R:/.
Well, Vlad seems to like the idea.