|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.
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