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Re: David qua David

From:David Peterson <digitalscream@...>
Date:Friday, April 20, 2001, 5:33
In a message dated 4/19/01 7:32:30 PM, hr_oskar@HOTMAIL.COM writes:

<< Okay, that's quite interesting. And original, too :) Quick comments: why

[j]>[n]? Is that meant to be a palatal nasal ([J] in SAMPA)? On the same

note, why [r]>[N], and not [r]>[n]? I'm sure you don't mean to have changes

in place-of-articulation, only manner, right? Finally, I'm not quite

following the last one: [?]>[h]; isn't [?] the lowest one? Upgrading?


    Well, as for the approximants to nasals, I did those at the end, and I
just liked the symetry so much I couldn't resist.  :)  So, no, [j]>[n] is
palatal approximant to alveolar nasal.  As for [?]>[h], I couldn't think of
anywhere else it could go without making a new sound.  And then, which?
What's lower than glottal?  This brings me to a question I've been wondering
about: What's the epiglottis?  What's an epiglottal stop?  How does one make
it?  I wish I could ask how it sounds, but that'd be a little ridiculous,
given the medium.  Anyway, just wondering.



Muke Tever <alrivera@...>
Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>