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Re: buffer vowel
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> I had been guessing that a voiceless bilabial trill was akin to a
> voiceless "Bronx cheer"/"raspberry", and I can't imagine how to do one
> of those voicelessly %^) (much less multiple times in a sentence).
> Maybe my image of a "trill" is incorrect.
Almost. A razzberry (we've discussed the spelling before) is an ejective
voiceless bilabial trill, because it uses only the air already trapped
in the mouth. A plain voiceless [B] would be something like [p], but
releasing the airstream in a sputter rather than smoothly. In any event,
ejective is incompatible with voicing AFAIK.
(Some razzberries are ejective voiceless interdental trills, to be sure.)
> I'd be surprised if someone hasn't invented a joke conlang with /belch/ as a
> phoneme. Hmm. Voiceless belch. Belchal fricative. Yep, I've heard
> these before!
Moundsbar has the voiced snore, but as far as I know not the belch.
In any event, belches are neither voiced nor voiceless, but use the
"pseudo-voice" used by people with laryngectomies.
John Cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
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- buffer vowel
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