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Re: Need some help with terms: was "rhotic miscellany"

From:Simon Richard Clarkstone <s.r.clarkstone@...>
Date:Sunday, November 14, 2004, 20:23
Andreas Johansson wrote:
> The more specific term for these is "sublaminal". I guess Sally's /r/ could be > labeled an apical retroflex.
> PS These are all pronounced somewhere in the postalveolar-alveopalatal area. If > you're tongue is nimble enough, it's possible to produce a sublaminal sound as > far back as the velum. Such sounds, however, are apparently used in no lang, > nat or con.
Well, I am fiddling around with a sort-of-dragon species' lang and I need some POAs/MOAs for the vocal form (a opposed to the (preferred) radio-based (!) form) since their tongue isn't really wide enough to block their mouth. Their tongue would be flexible enough to touch even the back of their throat, so they would have little problem pronouncing apical velar taps and the like. -- Simon Richard Clarkstone*rkst*n* / s*m*n_cl*rkst*n*