Whistles (was: Re: Freaklangs)
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 20, 2001, 14:33|
> > with a whole whistle series (though for the life if me I cannot
> > 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.
"...but you can just call me 'Bo'."