Re: Practicing pronounciation; consonant clusters
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, January 24, 2006, 2:55|
Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@...> writes:
> Emaelivpeith Henrik Theiling:
> > Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@...> writes:
> > > Oo, I like [qT]. (My friend sitting next to me while I was pronouncing
> > > "[qT qT qT]" gave me a very strange look and annouced that he did not
> > > know what to say, but I still like [qT].)
> > Hehe, seems to be a typical situation for conlangers. I was once told
> > to shut up after a party when I had to sleep in a room together with
> > some other guests and silently(!) practised pharyngeals...
> Silently, or just voicelessly? ;)
Errrrm -- both! :-)
I *really* wasn't aware it was audible when I was told to shut up... :-)))
> > Btw, the [qT] is one of the three clusters of an 'anti-symmetric'
> > group of stop + fricative in Qthyn|gai: [tX], [ks], [qT].
> Anti-symmetric Interesting term. Is there a corresponding anadewism?
I am not sure, I guess not (it wouldn't surprise me, though). It is a
series stemming from an ejective series [t_>, k_>, q_>] and I just had
to come up with something when I discarded ejectives. And since I
found [qT] nice and did not want a contrast with [kT], I thought it
would be more interesting to have [ks] and [tX].
> ...(Instructions tested on unsuspecting non-conlanger
> boyfriend. *grin*)
Hehe. I have a very forgiving wife now. :-)))
Relay 13 is forthcoming: