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Re: "Proposed IPA" characters not in Unicode

From:Eric Christopherson <rakko@...>
Date:Friday, January 19, 2007, 4:47
On Jan 18, 2007, at 8:51 AM, John Vertical wrote:

> Paul Bennett wrote: >> However, I discovered last night, while rolling these posts around >> in my mind, that I can produce a velar trill (though it sounds >> *horrible*) and thus a labiovelar trill. Making that into a >> doubly-articulated flap/tap might take work, but I think it might >> be worth it... > > Are you sure it's a strictly velar trill, not a velarized uvular > trill or some sort of a gargle effect? It's not supposed to be > possible to trill the dorsum. Makes me wonder why the IPA still > leaves the palatal trill as "possible but not attestested" tho.
What's being trilled, then, when you pronounce a uvular trill? (I've never been clear on why some languages have a uvular trill or fricative or approximant but not a velar one.)