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Re: USAGE: Schwa and syllabification

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Friday, March 12, 2004, 20:03
On Fri, Mar 12, 2004 at 01:29:43PM -0500, jcowan@REUTERSHEALTH.COM
> 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.
True enough.
> Whether these are speech sounds is another matter.
Right. I certainly don't hear them as such. -Mark