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Re: Emphatics?

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 16, 2003, 15:03
JS Bangs scripsit:

> Thanks for these links! It's a delight to finally be able to hear Arabic > consonants as they are supposed to be, and I was pleased to find that my > previous attempts to make pharyngeal sounds had actually been fairly > successful. I was surprised at how dramatic the vowel allphony in Arabic > is, though. The unpharyngealized /a/ sounds like nearly [E] to my ears.
Yes. Arabic emphaticness is really a syllabic property. -- A mosquito cried out in his pain, John Cowan "A chemist has poisoned my brain!" The cause of his sorrow Was para-dichloro- Diphenyltrichloroethane. (aka DDT)