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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. :-))) **Henrik -- Relay 13 is forthcoming: