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Teeth (was: Re: More wierd phonemes)

From:taliesin the storyteller <taliesin@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 23, 2000, 16:49
* Christophe Grandsire ( [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'. t.