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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.
Quite so.
> 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. -- There is / one art || John Cowan <jcowan@...> no more / no less || to do / all things || with art- / lessness \\ -- Piet Hein