Ejective pharyngeal fricative?
|From:||Daniel A. Wier <dawier@...>|
|Date:||Friday, October 22, 1999, 16:47|
Okay, everything's back to normal now. I posted a list of Tech roots (not
formed into real words yet), but I forgot to explain the conventions. I got
a lot of diacritics, but it's all lower-half ASCII, so it's not pretty.
(Soon, the letters followed by dots, which indicate retroflexes, uvular 'g',
pharyngeal 'h' and such could be replaced by capital letters, even though I
prefer to use a case-insensitive system.)
In reforming the 'laryngeal' consonant system (there are six basic ones with
dozens of featurals), I came up with three glottals and three pharyngeals.
The glottals are:
' glottal stop (also used to mark ejectives)
h voiceless glottal fricative
` voiced glottal fricative (Hindi 'h')
h. voiceless pharyngeal fricative (Arabic 'hhaa')
" voiced pharyngeal fricative (Arabic 'ayin')
h' a glottalized (ejective?) voiceless pharyngeal fricative
The last one is giving me grief. My non-ASCII limited transcription symbol
is the glottal stop symbol (? without the dot) with a bar through it. It's
also the IPA symbol for the epiglottal stop (or affricate?).
Does anybody know how to pronounce this, and what it should sound like?
Whenever I try to say it, it sounds like I'm hawking up a looger; it's
By the way, the root list is at
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