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Re: Creakyness?

From:David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 28, 2005, 21:12
Group 1, of the latter two groups is the creaky version.  It's
done by closing the glottis, but allowing a slight opening at
the back (or front; I forget) which allows the air to kind of
creep through.  It's a very small opening.  I have a tendency
to speak in a creaky voice more often than not (which is why
I was given the nickname "Creaky" or "Creaks" up at Berkeley),
so I'm quite familiar with it.  I also got to see John Ohala's
glottis as he produced a creaky-voiced vowel.  It looks really
complicated; I'm surprised we humans can do it so easily.

Anyway, the second group of vowels sounded like they were
just done really short--perhaps preceded and followed by a
glottal stop.

"sunly eleSkarez ygralleryf ydZZixelje je ox2mejze."
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-Jim Morrison


Joseph Bridwell <darkmoonman@...>