Re: Arabic Phonetics WAS Re: Primary Interjections - Unversals?
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Monday, April 8, 2002, 11:17|
Christophe Grandsire scripsit:
> Well, the problem is that I *can't* pronounce nasalised clicks. I just don't
> manage to pronounce them. So I basically disagree on the statement that they
> are easier to pronounce than normal clicks, and that because of personal
Hmmm, strange. I find it straightforward: just say [N:::::::] and
somewhere in there articulate the click. Since the click uses the
mouth outward from the velar closure only, the [N] keeps the regular
airstream machinery busy at the same time.
Then say [aN:a] and articulate the click during the [N:].
Then say [a?a] and coarticulate the click with the [?].
John Cowan <jcowan@...> http://www.reutershealth.com
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