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Re: Whistles (was: Re: Freaklangs)

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 20, 2001, 18:22
Steg Belsky wrote:
> > > > with a whole whistle series (though for the life if me I cannot > > pronounce > > > a > > > velar whistle, and the closest to a palatal I can get is a hiss), > > though I > > > don't know how one would romanize that, and I'm a stickler for nice > > > orthography. >- > >I usually represent the whistling sounds that come out when i follow the >directions on the Throat Signing website someone posted here a while ago >as S (voiceless) and Z (voiced), with acute accents on top. >Like in the name of one of my RPG characters, Zup'oakq, with an acute on >the Z, a macron on the U, and a hacek on the A. The <P'> is ejective.... >and the <KQ> is some kind of deep-throated stop consonant, maybe >epiglottal or pharyngeal.
Hehe, reminds me of a friend's character in our RPG campaign, whose name is written by an ungodlily complex, vaguely M-like glyph. The intended pronunciation is [bOb] ... Andreas _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at