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Re: Ehh, help with the IPA notation of a particular consonant, please?

From:Danny Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Monday, December 30, 2002, 3:25
From: Steven Williams

In my perennial linguistic experiment, Mierii [mi.@.'ri:], I have a
distinction between 'strong' and 'weak' consonants--the stops are simple
enough, in that the 'strong' consonants are glottalized and the 'weak'
consonants not. But to throw a monkey wrench into the system, I've a
contrast between a strong and weak [s]. Strong [s] is pronounced with a lot
more force and I think a touch of pharyngealization (at least, it feels like
the pharynx is involved when I pronounce it). Is there a specific IPA symbol
for increased 'oomph' in a consonant? [s_?\_h] for strong [s], maybe?
Doesn't our dear Maggel have something like this?


A triple-articulated dental sibilant/voiced pharyngeal/voiceless glottal
fricative? To me, a "stronger" form of a consonant is either aspirated
(C_h), glottalized/ejective (C_?), pharngealized (C_?\ or C~, as Arabic
"emphatics"), or geminated (C:). You could combine aspiration and
pharyngealization or ejectivity and pharyngealization, and gemination can be
combined with anything, if you want even more "strength".