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Re: Creakyness?

From:B. Garcia <madyaas@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 28, 2005, 20:55
On 6/28/05, Carsten Becker <naranoieati@...> wrote:
> ---------------------- Information from the mail header ----------------------- > Sender: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> > Poster: Carsten Becker <naranoieati@...> > 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.
You've got a pleasant voice, Carsten. Well, from what I know, creakyness is a vibration of the throat made when pronouncing vowels. They sound rough to me. Closing your throat quickly after a vowel, but without vibration is more what a glottal stop would be. I tend to do what I believe is creaky voice when i'm doing a really over the top "stoner/surfer" accent. -- Remember Kids, only you can prevent misdirected replies! Pay attention to the "send to" line! Sig: Well, it's not my purpose to break your spirit I'm not really interested in what's in your heart I don't want you to fall in love now, so please don't start