From: Chris Jacobs (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Nov 19 2005 - 16:48:34 CST
Dr.James Austin wrote:
> Kenneth Whistler has two points we must agree with, really.
> (1) whereas there are the expressions like 'glottal stop' , 'glottal
> there really is no such speech sound. A speech sound must be either a
> (go by a vowel letter), or a contoid (go by a consonant letter) For a
> element to be qualified as a speech sound it must be 'combinable' with
> sounds-vowels and consonants, and, occur in the beginning, middle and end
> (some) words.For a consonant to be, a certain point of tongue must
> approximate/contact a certain point on the roof of the mouth.Where does
> glottis sit? It is inaccessible to the tongue.
> 'Glottal speech sound' is a misnomer, and represents a phantasy.
Without a glottal speech sound it would be hard to explain why all vowels
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