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Offline unìl mäkto

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K p t
« on: April 18, 2012, 02:49:29 pm »
I didn't see one but if there is a topic about this point me in the right direction. But can someone help explain how to say K P T unaspirated.

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Re: K p t
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2012, 04:18:04 pm »
Ma unìl mäkto, kaltxì ;)

’Oma Tirea explained it here quite good.

I always explain it with this method: hold your hand before your mouth. Say the words

     kin vs. skin
     pot vs. spot
     top vs. stop

You should feel less puff of air with the words skin, spot, stop when pronouncing the k, p, and t … that’s the sound you are looking for in the Na’vi words.

When listening to Frommer’s examples, I always hear it most clearly when he says in the First Message »… zene oe ’awsiteng tìkangkem sivi.« and »… ke pamähängem kea tì’eyng.« or in the Why is this Night… example every instance of »… tonìri alahe …«

Hope that helps :)

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Re: K p t
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2012, 04:48:30 pm »
Kaltxí plumps sì irayo. that was very helpful I definantly noticed the difference agian sì irayo

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Re: K p t
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2012, 02:51:22 pm »
Don't feel like you are alone. Consistently speaking these consonants unaspirated is challenging.

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Re: K p t
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2012, 08:44:43 pm »
Don't feel like you are alone. Consistently speaking these consonants unaspirated is challenging.

I'll second that, it's good that you're working on them as many people fall into bad habits that can be hard to change later on.

 

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