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<bold>Constructed Languages List,CONLANG=40BROWNVM.BROWN.EDU,Internet Gatew=
ay writes:

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ram>My personal theory about why people dislike gutteral sounds so much

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d></x-fontsize><x-fontsize><param>9</param>is because of its association in=
 our cultures with various inner mouth

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e><x-fontsize><param>9</param>processes like coughing, spitting, etc, ones =
which we also usually associate

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e><x-fontsize><param>9</param>as somehow unpleasant (perhaps because of dis=
ease).  It's not because it

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e><x-fontsize><param>9</param>has some sort of inherent ugliness -- we shou=
ld all know that trying to

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e><x-fontsize><param>9</param>describe objective things is more or less fru=
itless.

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I think it also has something to do with the enimity at least we in America=
 have had towards speakers of such languages as Russian and German.


ever green

sam


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