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] ...
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