Re: Clicks (was: Arabic Phonetics WAS Re: Primary Interjections - Unversals?
|From:||And Rosta <a.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, April 13, 2002, 1:12|
> At 7:15 am -0400 8/4/02, John Cowan wrote:
> >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
> >> experience.
> >Hmmm, strange.
> Not at all. I'm afraid I just don't follow And on this one (you may recall
> I've argued with him before - and I guess we'll never agree on it).
> On this matter, this Saxon is in complete agreement with his Norman friend:
> "So I basically disagree on the statement that they are easier to pronounce
> than normal clicks, and that because of personal experience." My
> sentiments exactly :)
You will recall that I gave several arguments, (a) the articulatory
argument, recapitulated by John, (b) the evidence of Damin, and (c)
evidence (from my own & others' experience) from teaching students
to produce clicks. So while I can perfectly well accept your and
Christophe's personal experience as differing from "Rosta's Observation",
I would still contend that *in general* that observation is correct.