[tlhIngan Hol] The pronunciation of {Q}

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Thu Jul 13 12:35:40 PDT 2017

On 7/13/2017 3:29 PM, David Holt wrote:
> I would also point out that as the mouth transitions from an unvoiced 
> uvular affricate to a vowel, it will pass through a velar or even 
> palatal approximant.  In other words, as the mouth moves from the 
> shape of a {Q} to the shape of one of the vowels, it passes through an 
> /r/ shape.  Notice that the non-existent "r" is only heard when the 
> {Q} is followed by a vowel and not when it is final.

Can you elaborate on this? When I pronounce *Q* and then a vowel, my 
mouth does not pass through what I think of as an /r/ shape. Do you mean 
like the French guttural /r/?


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