131760Re: "Tracheal" consonants: a curiosity?
- Jun 1, 2005François CHAUVET skrev:
> Hello,I speak with lax oral articulation, tense throat and nasal overlay,
> I was designing the phonetic inventory for a Conlang (no name yet), which
> I wished would
> correspond to my (somewhat) unarticulated natural voice (in fact, I can
> speak French almost
> without moving my lips). This is how I speak, and microphones are no help:
> they just amplify
but at least there is a known medical reason. It never occurred to
me to make a conlang with those characteristics, but it seems an
> what does not exist.Why not use the "less rounded" diacritic ("subscript c"):
> So, I chose to have "semi-rounded" vowels (easy, although I don't know of
> any IPA symbol for
CXS [u_c o_c y_c 2_c]
IPA [u̜ o̜ y̜ ø̜]
> The consequences of it are (1) pharyngeals are well beyond my reach, and[snip]
> (2) I can now
> articulate what I call "tracheal consonants" -- namely a plosive which I
> could denote by
> [q\\] and a fricative which I could denote by [X\\]. Both are unvoiced,
> but since the vocal
> chords were left untouched, there is still some air left to make a voiced
> version of these
> Now, is this a pure curiosity? Are there any natlangs with suchAre you sure that these are not epiglottals? Just because
> consonants? These do
> resemble glottals, but aren't: can they be considered allophones, e.g.
> [q\\] as allophone of
> [?]? The medics don't understand why I seem so interested in producing
> such "noises" (I must
> admit they sound like eructation when improperly pronounced). How
> far "back in the throat"
> is it possible to utter some "reasonable" consonant?
> Thank you for any advice.
60% of the human race are unable to ptonounce such sounds
doesn't mean that you aren't among the remaining 40%.
Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se
Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant!
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