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Re: Glottal stops vs. nasals

From:Edward Heil <edheil@...>
Date:Friday, March 19, 1999, 1:04
>From: Irina Rempt <ira@...> >On Tue, 16 Mar 1999, Edward Heil wrote: > >> A *really* good book on this stuff is _A Practical Introduction to >> Phonetics_. You can order it from my web site, >>, in association with >> (And I'll get like a dime or something if you order it!) > >How technical is it? I'm asking on behalf of someone in the church >choir (that I'm also in) who wants to know more about vowel formants >and things like that, now I've told him all I know. He can read >English adequately but not extremely well, but convoluted physics >will not bother him much as he's a high-school physics teacher.
It gets into formants, and gives techniques for hearing the formants in your own vowels without an oscilloscope! (Details upon request.) It is also written without the assumption that the reader is a native English speaker, of any particular dialect. Ed Get Your Private, Free Email at