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Offline Kohlin

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How to read ''px'',''tx'',''kx''…?
« on: May 11, 2012, 10:40:25 am »
I'm a beginner from China. And the pronunciation really confuses me.
px,tx,kx,rr,ll,and the strange ' ,which doesn't look like a letter. I don't know how to pronounce them.
I have asked my Engilsh teacher but she didn't know the IPA symbols /p'/ /k'/ /t'/ /ʔ/.
I hope there are someone who can tell me about that.
thanks!

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Re: How to read ''px'',''tx'',''kx''…?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2012, 11:10:42 am »
Our wonderful Ftiafpi made these excellent videos that should help you out.  :)



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Re: How to read ''px'',''tx'',''kx''…?
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2012, 11:29:38 am »
Px kx and tx are ejectives, which are more of a pop or click version of regular p t and k. ' in just a super short and abrupt stop or discontinuity. :) hope that helped.

As an example, here is Paul Frommer (creator of Na'vi language) saying the word  Kaltxì http://tirearadio.com/theREALhello.mp3
« Last Edit: May 11, 2012, 11:36:14 am by Tirea Aean »

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Re: How to read ''px'',''tx'',''kx''…?
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2012, 01:12:27 pm »
Listen this Paul's speach. :)
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Re: How to read ''px'',''tx'',''kx''…?
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2012, 01:25:40 pm »
That too is very good

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