Re: Hellenish oddities
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, November 28, 2000, 18:42|
Raymond Brown wrote:
> Now ejectives are produced by compressing the air in the mouth or
> pharynx while the glottis is closed and the sound is produced when the
> glottis is released.
> But the combo [p't'] becomes IMO trickier than the one I've described
> above. I can see (and experience) how glottalic friction can be
> momentarily interrupted by a secondar closure [t]; I do not see how a
> glottalic closure can be so interrupted.
I articulate [p't'] by releasing the labial closure and then making and
releasing the dental closure while the glottal air is still flowing out.
Having a large jaw may help. :-)
> It seems that we have four
> closures in such a sequence: labial, glottal, apico-dental (or
> apico-alveolar), glottal.
I get this sequence:
glottal closure, labial closure, labial release, dental closure, dental
release, glottal release.
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