PHONO: unvoiced schwa
|From:||J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, February 16, 2003, 7:07|
I am suddenly curious about unvoiced schwa... as you may see from the
email dialogue betwixt _moi_ and Christophe "Maggelity" Grandsire:
CG >> >Unvoiced schwa then ;))) (a cool sound by the way ;) ).
>HZ >> What's the IPA/X-SAMPA???
>CG >[@_0]. Looks like a smiley ;))) .
HZ >> Hmm, any languages with it?
>CG >I think some Native American languages do. They are good at voiceless
>vowels :)) .
HZ Intriguing. How are they articulated/produced 0_o?
CG >They are often called "murmured vowels", and that's exactly the effect.
>When you murmur, you naturally pronounce unvoiced vowels. Just murmur a schwa
>and you have it (and it indeed sounds very much like [h] :) ).
HZ I like this _megatem_ - esp'ly as I like the idea of schwa and /h/ being
phonologically linked. I will add this as a schwa option in g0miileg0!!!!
So! ok... any more info and bright shiny ideas to ferret around;) conlangin'
Hanuman Zhang, MangaLanger
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