Bilabial click (in reply to Rob Nierse)
|Date:||Saturday, January 26, 2002, 9:29|
--- Rob Nierse <rnierse@...> wrote:
>>>Matt wrote:" To Rob Nierse - I'm not sure about the circle with a
dot in it on one of your conlangs (nGwbia? don't have
it before me...). I think this is a click phoneme, but
can you let me know (even privately) what that sound
< It is a click, a bilabial one. Kiss in the air and
you have the sound. The /c/, /x/ and /q/ are clicks
Nice to see you online, Rob! How are things?
Finally, I picked that up that /c/ /x/ /q/ are
categorized as clicks in nGwbia although I cannot say
that I understand all the grammar explanations.
*blush* A bit over my head at this point in time.
As for the click, thanks for teaching me. Yikes! The
thought of a people running around town, making
kissing motions to each other in the middle of the
street just to say something like "I'm hungry"... :-)
Well, then again, it all really depends on the
conculture, doesn't it.
The more I hear about clicks, and I have actually
heard them produced while watching a program last year
about the Amharban (? spelling wrong I think ?)
language of Kenya, there is no doubt that my attempts
at conlang'ing will not incorporate them. I know some
members of this list love clicks and tones, but not
this one.... :-I
< If you want to hear clicks, I have a text sample of
a language called Ju|'hoansi copied from the Internet
together with a mp3 file >
Kind of you to offer... if you want to provide it for
the list, sure. Don't go to any trouble just for me
though... I'm definitely not fond of
click-incorporating or tonal languages! (PS. that's
why I quit with Thai is because I couldn't stand the
rising and falling tones... grrr!)
Changing topic, I noticed while perusing through all
these emails that someone said in some email something
to the degree that Norwegians have a tonal
language...?! Is that so?! Can you elaborate? I'm
totally enamoured now by Danish (yes, Lars, I want to
learn the language so I can come back next time and be
able to make close friends - even if everyone speaks
English, it's nice to tell jokes in the local
tongue!), so to hear that Norwegian is tonal suggests
to me that Danish would be too!?? Hmm, didn't think
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