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Query:   Clicks
Author:  Nick Reid
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Phonetics
Phonology
Syntax

Summary:   RECENTLY I POSTED A QUERY ABOUT CLICKS IN SESOTHO AND SETSWANA, AND
GRATEFULLY RECEIVED RESPONSES FROM THESE PEOPLE;

KATHERINE DEMUTH
JULIAN LLOYD
DAAN WISSING
LARRY HORN
SHAMILA NAIDOO
JUSTUS ROUX
TORE JANSON

IT TURNS OUT I WAS WRONG ABOUT SETSWANA - ITT DOESN'T HAVE CLICKS AT ALL.
THE SOUND I WAS HEARING IS AN ALVEOLAR CLOSURE RELEASED LATERALLY WITH
GLOTTALIC (OR EJECTIVE ) AIRSTREAM.

SESOTHO HAS A CLICK AT ONLY A SINGLE PLACE OF ARTICULATION. THIS IS
GENERALLY DESCRIBED AS PALATO-ALVEOLAR, BUT TORE JANSON SUGGESTS THAT

LL Issue: 10.1217
Date Posted: 20-Aug-1999
Original Query: Read original query