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Emaelivpeith Henrik Theiling:
> Arthaey Angosii <[log in to unmask]> writes:
> > Oo, I like [qT]. (My friend sitting next to me while I was pronouncing
> > "[qT qT qT]" gave me a very strange look and annouced that he did not
> > know what to say, but I still like [qT].)
>
> Hehe, seems to be a typical situation for conlangers.  I was once told
> to shut up after a party when I had to sleep in a room together with
> some other guests and silently(!) practised pharyngeals...

Silently, or just voicelessly? ;)

> Btw, the [qT] is one of the three clusters of an 'anti-symmetric'
> group of stop + fricative in Qthyn|gai: [tX], [ks], [qT].

Anti-symmetric Interesting term. Is there a corresponding anadewism?

> > That reminds me, I still need to go pronounce what I trascribe as
> > [ml~)] (Asha'ille |ml|) to my linguistics professor, to she if she
> > has a better IPA transcription suggestion...
>
> I don't know whether I know how to pronounce that -- I want to
> pronounce m and l~ at the same time, but it does not work since my
> mouth is shut.  So it becomes a sequence I would write [ml~] or even
> simply [ml], since the nasalisation seems so natural after [m].  Hmm.

The best way I can think to describe it more is thus: Start by saying
a dark /l/. Now, while doing your dark-l business, bring your lips
together for the /m/. When you separate your lips while continuing the
/l/, you'll have the sound I mean. (Instructions tested on
unsuspecting non-conlanger boyfriend. *grin*)


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