On Tue, 29 Jun 2010 23:54:13 +0100, Matthew Barnett <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >Zeinelabidin Elhassi wrote: >> On Sun, 27 Jun 2010 08:58:43 +0200, Kjell Rehnstr?öm <[log in to unmask]> >> wrote: >> >>> Vincent Pistelli skrev: >>>> I know that it is a weird sound, but it is probably one of the easiest >>>> sounds to make. I don't see why it couldn't be included in a potential >>>> auxlang for any reason besides its weirdness. Any child or adult can blow a >>>> raspberry, but a lot of people can't produce a trilled r or voiced velar >>>> fricative. It could be useful due to its ease of production. Just a though, >>>> what are yours? >>>> >>>> >>> Seems to be the sound we produce in order to stop a horse. All Swedes >>> cannot pronounce it. >>> >>> Kjell R >> >> Sometimes it's possible to simplify a sound just like when some worldlangers >> take some words from Arabic. And there are sounds that cannot be simplified. >> And speaking of rare sounds, I remember reading about an interesting language >> that is heavily spoken with clicks like the running horse. I don't remember which >> language it was exactly. I wasn't researching ,but just reading. >> >Perhaps you're thinking of Xhosa, or the language of the San Bushmen. Te' te' This is a very common click in my mother tongue. It means No. I don't know how to write it exactly even in Arabic. My mother tongue , the Libyan Arabic dialect is not a written language. It was really funny when we first wrote it widely, 6 or 7 years back on the internet. Now it's not funny any more.