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Re: Favorite Phoneme!

Post by Ear of the Sphinx » 27 Apr 2011 17:21

[tʙ̥] is rather easy while [ʙ] is rather difficult. Strange.
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Re: Favorite Phoneme!

Post by Raydred » 27 Apr 2011 22:41

Milyamd wrote:[tʙ̥] is rather easy while [ʙ] is rather difficult. Strange.
That's because you can build some pressure with your [t] and then simply release that and you'll have a great amount of... "wind" (for the lack of a better word) to make the [ʙ]. While if you do an isolated [ʙ] you don't have that advantage.
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Re: Favorite Phoneme!

Post by ian9113 » 27 Apr 2011 23:23

either [ç] or [ʝ]. So fun to pronounce, and they sound nice as well. :-)
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Re: Favorite Phoneme!

Post by Ear of the Sphinx » 09 May 2011 00:39

Your thoughts on linguo-labial trill?
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Re: Favorite Phoneme!

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Re: Favorite Phoneme!

Post by Ear of the Sphinx » 09 May 2011 19:16

How about [k↓͜p], the inversed click? Is it even attested?
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Re: Favorite Phoneme!

Post by Micamo » 09 May 2011 20:31

You mean an ordinary bilabial click? Yes, they are attested.
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Re: Favorite Phoneme!

Post by Ear of the Sphinx » 09 May 2011 20:54

No, I meant something like "anti-click". It starts with [k͜p], and then the velar stop is released ingressively, giving an "sucking", "knocking" sound ([ʞ͡p]?).
If we judge [kʘ] as [k̚] + [p↓], then the "bilabial anticlick" sound will be as [k↓] + [p̚].
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Re: Favorite Phoneme!

Post by thetha » 15 May 2011 05:18

I love retroflexes, any retroflex is great to me :D

And as soon as I can pronounce it, the uvular trill will be my favorite d:

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Re: Favorite Phoneme!

Post by Testyal » 15 May 2011 08:40

I seem to like [ʁ] now.
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Re: Favorite Phoneme!

Post by aereastra » 05 Jul 2011 06:32

Not in the IPA at all - It's a uvular R approximant nasal , not ʀ or ʟ.
Can be done - move the tip of the tongue all the way back to where the uvular is, and relax the body of the tongue while holding the position.
Also, keep the back of the tongue raised to the roof otherwise the sound won't have much effect in the nasal chamber.

I've yet come across anybody who can do it, and am wondering if anyone here has a flexible tongue to be able to do this? It pulls hard on the frenulum, mind you.

Kinda makes a weird r/ɴ/ʟ-ish sound and if you hit the right note, it will resonate very strongly in the nasal chamber right where the nose meets the juncture of the eyes.
I'd put up a sound sample if I had access to a mic.

*Warning* If you try to move your tongue in these sorts of positions, or even move it up into *there*, you'll lose the ability to speak at all.
And something else will happen in your body at the same time that you may or may not like. Be careful, you've been warned.


Anyhoo, here's a pic - so you get the idea.
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Re: Favorite Phoneme!

Post by Mountainmax » 05 Jul 2011 07:38

My favorite phoneme is /r/ (or any rhotic really). Why? Because every "rich" and "Attractive word I use has /r/ in it.
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Re: Favorite Phoneme!

Post by Zumir » 05 Jul 2011 08:04

[ɬ] is the best phoneme ever. I'll think of a reason later.
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Re: Favorite Phoneme!

Post by plathhs » 05 Jul 2011 10:54

aereastra wrote:Not in the IPA at all - It's a uvular R approximant nasal , not ʀ or ʟ.
O_O … that sounds like an unnecessarily dangerous phoneme …

Anyway … favorite phoneme huh. I don't know really. I like /ɬ/ a lot, but /h ʔ ʕ q/ are also very nice. I probably prefer voiceless consonants over voiced … I think. Ejectives are nice too. And when it comes to vowels, I probably like them all equally much.

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Re: Favorite Phoneme!

Post by aereastra » 05 Jul 2011 13:03

Heh, not really. It just looks like it's dangerous, because it's different and shows the tongue has an altogether different function that transcends normal speech/every day usage, more bordering on connecting the body to altered mental states in the brain, not unlike to those who have tripped out on pot/lsd/e.

Anyway, Unvoiced L is a great phoneme.

It's used alot by the Nahuatl people in Mexico region (in tl combinations):
Nahuatlan - the Land of Nahuatl.
Ocotlan - the Land of Ocotl.
Quetzacoatl - the Rainbow Serpent God (Dreamtime snake/Kundalini/7 Headed Naga/Holy Spirit-Fire)
Atl - Water (from Atala - ancient word for 'by the waters' i.e Atoll in English, Atala > Italia)
Tomatl - Tomato /tomætɬ/
Ahuacatl - Avocado /æwækætɬ/
Cacaotl - Chocolate /kækæɔtɬ/
Chocolatl - Chocolate /tʃokolatɬ/
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Re: Favorite Phoneme!

Post by roninbodhisattva » 05 Jul 2011 16:05

Atl - Water (from Atala - ancient word for 'by the waters' i.e Atoll in English, Atala > Italia)
WHAT.

WHAT.

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Re: Favorite Phoneme!

Post by aereastra » 06 Jul 2011 02:12

WHAT.

WHAT.
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Re: Favorite Phoneme!

Post by MrKrov » 06 Jul 2011 02:18

You take the hint you're being a quack.

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Re: Favorite Phoneme!

Post by thaen » 06 Jul 2011 04:03

Is it the one that starts as a click, but the tounge continues downward until it hits the bottom (floor?) of the mouth? Is that used as a phoneme in any language?
As a matter of fact, I used it in one of my conlangs.
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Re: Favorite Phoneme!

Post by roninbodhisattva » 06 Jul 2011 04:57

aereastra wrote:Wake up and smell the roses.
Wake up and smell the delusion.

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