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    Help with phonetics

    I am not a linguist but I do enjoy reading about linguistics. I am not an expert in IPA but I have studied it somewhat. I have read the articles in Wikipedia on how to do the sounds below but I still can't produce them. I hope someone can provide some help.


    1. Retroflex sounds ◌̢ (e.g., ʂ)
    2. Palatalized sounds ◌ ʲ (e.g., ʃ ʲ = ɕ)

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    Re: Help with phonetics

    Could you upload or link to files with you saying these sounds- it might help people see what's going on.

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    Re: Help with phonetics

    Do some tongue exercises, as described on voiceguy.ca site. It can help you develop kinesthesia. There are two kinds of retroflex consonants: sub-apicals (seen in south indian languages); apico-postalveolars (seen in north Indian ones). Same with palatals: palato-alveolars and alveo palatals.

    Esp with sibilants, try to see the sublingual cavity.

    Here are some diagrams that may be helpful:

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    Re: Help with phonetics

    Quote Originally Posted by raindoctor View Post
    Here are some diagrams that may be helpful:

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    That link sent me to an ad for google drive. Could you try again, please.
    Last edited by 5jj; 03-Aug-2012 at 11:52.

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    Re: Help with phonetics

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Are there any labels for the diagrams anywhere?

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