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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. > >**Henrik
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. John Vertical


Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@...>