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Re: Ant: Palatovelars: RTR, ATR, Uvulurized, Pharyngealized

From:John Vertical <johnvertical@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 15, 2005, 16:47
--- In, tomhchappell wrote:

>As I thought I understood it, "uvularize" involves the _back_ of the >tongue (as the mobile articulator) , not the _root_. (Where the >parts of the tongue run, very roughly and leaving out a lot of >detail, "front", "center", "back", "root".) The part of the tongue >referred to as "root" cannot touch the uvula, but the part referred >to as "back" can touch either the uvula or the velum -- as I thought >I understood it.
Oh! Alright then. I was not aware that root" is separate from "back". Yet, 2 questions follow:
>"Retracted tongue root" (RTR) means to narrow the pharynx by pulling >back the root of the tongue closer to the back of the >pharynx; "advanced tongue root" (ATR) means to widen the pharynx by >pushing the root of the tongue the other way, away from the back of >the pharynx.
1. How does this relate to generic "pharyngealized"? 2. What does this have to do with semivowels?!? (/1_q/ was suggested as the semivowel corresponding with /1/.) John Vertical _________________________________________________________________ Lataa ilmainen MSN Messenger