Practicing pronounciation; consonant clusters
|From:||John Vertical <johnvertical@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, January 21, 2006, 12:25|
Henrik Theiling wrote:
>Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@...> writes:
> >(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...
You haven't had weird looks until you've practiced clicks with the help of a
public bathroom mirror. :)
And speaking of consonant clusters, I really like [k_-S)] and [k_-T)]. ([q]
is a little bit too guttural.) One still rather sketchy conlang of mine -
working title "zwöng" - is going to have a morphophonetical-wildcard
morpheme k-, with the aforementioned as the realizations of /kt/ and /kc/
(plain /c/ = [tS]).
uwjge has [bBR\)] which is also a regular monkeybarrel of fun.
> > That reminds me, I still need to go pronounce what I trascribe as
> > [ml~)] (Asha'ille |ml|) to my linguistics professor, to she if she
> > has a better IPA transcription suggestion...
>I don't know whether I know how to pronounce that -- I want to
>pronounce m and l~ at the same time, but it does not work since my
>mouth is shut. So it becomes a sequence I would write [ml~] or even
>simply [ml], since the nasalisation seems so natural after [m]. Hmm.
I find [mla)~] and [m5~a] relatively easy, but for some reason not [ml~a].
That seems to epenthetize a "lateral nasal schwa" (your guess is as good as
mine) into the cluster.