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Re: the poop on voiced uvular stops

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Thursday, October 28, 1999, 0:56
dirk elzinga wrote:
> A uvular stop is about as far back as you can go, so > it's not surprising that voiced uvular stops are relatively > rare. The vocal folds have just as much room to vibrate, it's > just that the pressure essential for voicing equalizes so > quickly (because of the small volume) that a voiced uvular stop > doesn't get much a of a chance to be heard.
Right, that's what I meant, actually. I just didn't want to go into all those details. :-) -- "Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia." -- Joseph Wood Krutch ICQ #: 18656696 AIM screen-name: NikTailor