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quick phonetic question



>From: erich@bush.cs.tamu.edu (Erich Schneider)
>Date: Thu, 14 Oct 93 11:21:05 CDT


>A quick phonetic question:

>Is "Q" a uvular fricative or a uvular affricate? The description of
>the sound in _TKD_ ("a blend of Klingon 'H' and 'q'") makes it
>sound like the former, but Okrand's pronounciation on _CK_ sounds more
>like the latter.

I'd say the affricate, from listening to the tapes.  Also, I find it nearly
impossible to distinguish a uvular fricative from a velar one (H), so
that's another reason.

~mark



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