Re: Bilabial Trill (was: rhotics)
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, December 3, 2000, 20:56|
On Sun, 3 Dec 2000, Kristian Jensen wrote:
> One possible reason why its rare, according to the book, is that
> the lips have a larger mass than either the uvular or the tongue tip.
Well, I suppose it depends on how much of the lips vibrate. I can
vary it from almost completely slack orbicularis oris (the lip-pursing
muscle) where the whole lip vibrates, to almost completely tense,
where only the most central portions of the lips move at all.
And that's just *pulmonic* bilabial trills. Ejective and velar-egressive
b.t.s produce a whole different set of sounds.
John Cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
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