SV: Re: Phonological terminology question
|From:||Michael Fors <micke@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, February 19, 2003, 21:29|
From: "Garth Wallace" <gwalla@...>
> > Lemme try... pulmonic consonants (and vowels) involve movement of air to
> > and from the lungs. The vast majority of sounds in the world's languages
> > are pulmonic egressive, that is uttered while breathing outward. Pulmonic
> > ingression is involved in a "gasp", but I know of no natural languages with
> > pulmonic ingression.
> Hmm...that'd be an idea. A language with both egressive and ingressive
> vowels, so speakers would never have to stop for breath.
I have read somewhere (not sure of its veracity) that some Finnish speakers are
known to do this on longer utterances.
I've done this sometimes when speaking Swedish. I don't think that it's that
uncommon. If you want to say something important as fast as possible, then you
speak while inhaling.