Re: USAGE: Schwa and syllabification
|Date:||Friday, March 12, 2004, 18:29|
Mark J. Reed scripsit:
> Hm. [g=]? I am quite skeptical. [g:], sure, although it
> amounts to a long silence in the middle. [G=], [N=], [R\=], [M\=],
> all quite possible, but [g=] doesn't make any sense.
Well, I can generate sound for a while by setting the vocal chords to "voiced"
and holding the velar closure. Eventually the pressure behind the closure gets
to be too great to continue voicing, but I would estimate I can hold it for
at least 1/2 second. The same with [d=], and [b=] can go on for several seconds
until my cheeks fill.
Whether these are speech sounds is another matter.
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