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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. -- It was impossible to inveigle John Cowan <jcowan@...> Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Into offering the slightest apology For his Phenomenology. --W. H. Auden, from "People" (1953)


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>