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Bite Your Tongue

A Practical Guide to Impractical Phonology

by Hatta Sayyit and Augusta Summer
Edited by Felix Languealchat


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PART 1: Hatta Sayyit examines archaeological phonological evidence for linguists doing field research on ancient phonology. Pottery-wheel gramophonology is examined, along with tablets recently discovered by a group of lost tourists in Egypt, including fifteen new sounds unheard in modern languages.

PART 2: Augusta Summer, of the Winter Institute of Linguistics, steps through a series of training exercises designed to bring you up to date with recent discoveries, enabling you to pronounce these new sounds correctly. This mini-course will teach you how to pronounce all the sounds you'll need, including show-stoppers like the bilabial-glottal fricative (pictured on the cover).

Other exercise include Cat Got Your Tongue, The Double-Dog-Dare Flagpole Tongue Freeze and the amazingly difficult, but equally valuable, Tongue Hold. "The ability to speak multiple laguages is valuable," claims Summer, "but the ability to hold your tongue in one is priceless."

Although now out-of-print, we do recommend, as a companion volume, MouthSounds: How To Whistle, Pop, Boing And Honk Your Way to Social Success by Frederick R. Newman.

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Publisher: Winged Bull Press
Publication date: 2008
Bibliographic info: xiv + 150 pages
Language(s): English


Cover: Paper
Trim Size: 5 x 8



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