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Re: clicks & creating words

From:Padraic Brown <agricola@...>
Date:Thursday, January 17, 2002, 21:20 wrote:

> If I'm understanding you right, the kiss sound involves sucking > the air in, the pop sound blows it out, similar to an ejective. > So given a primary closure (lips) and secondary closure in the > oral tract (at the velum IIRC), and pressure built up between > the two, it must have to do with the order in which the 2 > closures are released.
Actually, it's just the opposite: the kissing sound results from the inrush of air upon the release of a partial vacuum in the mouth. An ejective (like the pop), as you say, results from the release of pressurised air in the mouth.
> I find I can make the same distinction at alveolar position, > ingressive the common "tch-tch" or "tsk-tsk" sound, egressive > sort of a [tT]; but it seems to be difficult/impossible? at > any other POA.
That too is the release of a vacuum. Padraic. -- Gwerez dah, chee gwaz vaz, ha leal.