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Posted By: Azizi
11-Apr-06 - 11:20 PM
Thread Name: Chinook Jargon Songs
Subject: RE: Chinook Jargon Songs
This is a fascinating thread. Thanks for refreshing it.

I'd like to echo ridovem's question to dianavan about whether the Bluejay story ever make its way to an audience.

Also, Haruo wrote that "And there's the combination "t'", which is similar to the click that many English-speakers use to call a horse, except the click is explosive rather than implosive. It's a combination of a glottalized t and a barred l. Fun to practice; hard to get fluent in."

I'm wondering if this click sound is like the sound in some Xhosa {South African} words, as heard in some lyrics that vocalist Miriam Makeba introduced to the Western in "The Click Song" records.

Also, I'm curious if there are other world languages that have a click sound.

Thanks again, particularly to Haruo for this thread.