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Re: Velaric Egressives... and other weird sounds

From:Paul Roser <pkroser@...>
Date:Monday, October 20, 2003, 18:00
On Sat, 18 Oct 2003 00:59:09 -0400, Estel Telcontar
<estel_telcontar@...> wrote:

>Thanks everyone for your replies. > >I just discovered another weird sound, and was surprised to discover >that I had no idea what it is. I was playing around, and I produced a >sort of trill made in the throat. It almost has the effect of a state >of the glottis, because I can make different vowel sounds during it, >but it's not a glottal effect, because I can make it voiced or >voiceless. If I put my hand on my throat while making it, I can feel >the trilling even during the voiceless version. Is a pharyngeal trill >possible??? >(Just in case anyone wonders, it is definitely not uvular... lower in >the throat than that.)
Not pharyngeal per se, but I think you are trilling the epiglottis. There are IPA symbols for voiceless epiglottal fricatives (small cap 'H' for voiceless, barred reversed glottal stop for voiced) and according to recent research these can often be trilled (no distinct symbol if they're trilled). Bfowol