|From:||william drewery <will65610@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, April 26, 2003, 20:45|
I just joined the conlang list, and first I would
like to thank all of you for making this available.
I'm hoping this will be quite an enriching experience.
Well, I've been working on a language for about a
few months now that is nearly finished grammatically,
but I still need the lexicon. It's a polysynthetic
language with a very harsh and gutteral phonemic
inventory inspired by Klingon (in fact, it contains
virtually every sound in Klingon, and then some). I've
been contemplating rounding it out with the addition
of some epiglottal fricatives, but I have no idea how
to pronounce these. They are found in Agul and other
languages of the Caucuses, where they contrast with
both uvular and pharyngeal fricatives. From what I
understand, they are generated by closing the
epiglottis and trilling the aryetenoid cartliges
against the epiglottal base while laterally releasing
air from the epiglottis. I was hoping someone out
there might have some pointers for the pronunciation
of these sounds. I never could master pharyngeal
fricatives untill somone told me to "grunt while
constricting your Adam's Apple". Thanks for your help.
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