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Re: Sounds in Conlangs

From:Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Date:Thursday, November 18, 2004, 1:22
J. 'Mach' Wust wrote:
> That thing you can see is the uvula. The epiglottis is also required for > swallowing. It doesn't close the nose, but the lungs. It can be seen (but > unfortunately not moved) e.g. on the following page as a small thing > behind > the tongue pointing upwards: > >
What a neat site!! We've needed that. Too bad it doesn't include "retroflexed" :-(( Re epiglottis: in phonetics class 40 years ago, I don't recall anyone even suggesting that it was possible to produce sound there. Times change I guess. I wasn't aware that we had conscious control of the epiglottis.