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CHAT: Subject: Re: CHAT: Males who creak.

From:BP Jonsson <melroch@...>
Date:Thursday, August 26, 1999, 15:00
Message from: "BP Jonsson",

>Message-ID: <199908240644.IAA19476@...> >Date: Tue, 24 Aug 1999 08:44:43 +0200 >Reply-To: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> >Sender: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> >From: Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...> >Subject: Re: CHAT: Males who creak. >To: Multiple recipients of list CONLANG <CONLANG@...> >In-Reply-To: <Pine.GSO.4.05.9908231524130.8040-100000@...> > (message from dirk elzinga on Mon, 23 Aug 1999 15:28:01 -0600) > >> Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 15:28:01 -0600 >> From: dirk elzinga <dirk.elzinga@...> > >> Hmmm. I understand that creaky voice is also a feature of northern >> English and Scots English dialects as well. There are some pockets of >> rural Utah where the older males have creaky voice as well; these places >> were originally settled by Danish Mormons. Where did my notes go on Utah >> English? > >I think the creaky voice thing is restricted to males in Modern Danish >too. I haven't been able to decide by listening to females, but I'm >certain that when males try to sound effeminate, the first thing they >do is dropping the creaky voice.
Putting *on* creak is a standard component of the Swedes' stereotype impersonation of a Dane -- regardless of sex!
>(Not that the creaky voice is ever very pronounced... I can make my >voice much creakier than it ever gets during normal speech. But it >seems to take over some of the functional load of stress and >intonation, making speech sound more monotonous. That's probably why >most Danish males sound so boring when they speak English). > >Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <thorinn@...> (Humour NOT marked) > > > >/BP > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > B.Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> <melroch@...> > > Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant! > (Tacitus) > > >
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