Re: clicks & creating words
|From:||Padraic Brown <agricola@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, January 17, 2002, 21:20|
> 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.
Gwerez dah, chee gwaz vaz, ha leal.