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Re: Creakyness?

From:Ingmar Roerdinkholder <ingmar.roerdinkholder@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 28, 2005, 21:05
I had a colleague from Vietnam, and when I overheard her speaking her
language with
compatriots I understood what 'creaky vowels' mean.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Carsten Becker" <naranoieati@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 10:45 PM
Subject: Creakyness?

> Hello all, > > I've got the question what exactly 'creaky' vowels are. I've > recently read that they sound somewhat 'harsh' because the > throat is quickly and suddenly closed -- this is what I > actually thought to be e.g. [A?] like. I've always thought > "creaky" would mean with very much rough trembling in the > voice. It's hard to describe when you don't know anything > about the muscles in your throat like me. I recorded a > sound file which can be found at > for that > reason. > > Thanks, > Carsten > > -- > Edatamanon le matahanarà nangimoea eibenem ena Bahis Pinena, > 15-A8-58-5-4-2-2A ena Curan Tertanyan. >


Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>