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Cheng-Zhong Su wrote:
 >
 >
 > On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 8:23 AM, Matthew Barnett <[log in to unmask]
 > <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
 >
 >     Cheng-Zhong Su wrote:
 >
 >
 >         On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 9:46 PM, Matthew Barnett
 >         <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
 >         <mailto:[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>>
 >         wrote:
 >
 >                Cheng-Zhong Su wrote:
 >
 >     [snip]
 >
 >                        I believe that sounds can be divided in to two
 >                 groups. The first
 >                        is pure vowel, the second one is a consonant
 >                 mixed with a vowel
 >                        anyway without vowel one can hear nothing.
 >                 Above case sssshhhh,
 >                        after any s and h there should be an 'i'.
 >
 >
 >                There isn't. The "sh" sound is a continuant; it can be
 >             sounded for a
 >                long time without a vowel.
 >
 >
 >         Can you prove the within the long sh, there is no muscle of
 >         your throat move?
 >
 >     Yes.
 >
 > So you believe that any vowel is pure movement of throat and the rest
 > movement could be called consonant?

No. It's an unvoiced sound; the vocal cords don't vibrate. The "sh"
sound is make by the turbulent air flow.