Date: Sat, 23 Mar 1996 20:12:21 -0800 From: "Thomas L. Clark" Subject: Re: Pseudo-Imitatives / "Conventionalized" Exclamations / & "Semanticized" Utterances or Noises On Fri, 22 Mar 1996, Samuel Jones wrote: > >3) 'Semanticized' noises" > > By the way, I remember our Oklahoma boars (no pun intended!) as > beginning THEIR noises with a dark, muffled, deep-throated retroflex-r > sound rather than > > >"GGGGGmmmmppph. (The noise a real pig makes)" > MAYBE />r:::m:f:::/ ? I LOVE the description "dark muffled, deep retroflex" It works for the phoneticists I know who use "gravelly voice". Cheers, tlc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Thomas L. Clark UNLV