Teeth (was: Re: More wierd phonemes)
|From:||taliesin the storyteller <taliesin@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, February 23, 2000, 16:49|
* Christophe Grandsire (Christophe.Grandsire@bde.espci.fr) [000223 16:31]:
> At 09:00 23/02/00 CST, you wrote:
> >You could also have a bidental click, but be careful or you'll chip a tooth.
> I'm not sure I could do that: my two upper front teeth are fake (I broke
> them by falling down) and a little shorter than the other front teeth. So
> when I put my teeth together, the front teeth actually don't touch, but the
> surrounding teeth do.
I thought the front teeth weren't supposed to touch?!
> NOTE: How do you call the different kinds of teeth in English and other
> nat- and conlangs? In French, we have "incisives", "canines", "prémolaires"
> and "molaires".
Fortenner (fore-teeth), hjørnetenner (canines probably) and jeksler
(behind the canines) are the ordinary terms, the dentist-jargon is
probably the same all over, at least they talk of '(pre)molærer'.