CHAT: Subject: Re: CHAT: Males who creak.
|From:||BP Jonsson <melroch@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, August 26, 1999, 15:00|
Message from: "BP Jonsson" firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
>Date: Tue, 24 Aug 1999 08:44:43 +0200
>Reply-To: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...>
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>From: Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>
>Subject: Re: CHAT: Males who creak.
>To: Multiple recipients of list CONLANG <CONLANG@...>
> (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
>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)
> B.Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> <melroch@...>
> Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant!
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