Talk:Bilabial clicks

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So, if a kiss requires labialization, does that mean one can transcribe a kissing sound with [k͡ʘʷ]?  Denelson83  22:47, 13 December 2005 (UTC)

Yes, that would be good - assuming the kind of kiss people blow to each other in Hollywood movies. Not all cultures kiss that way. kwami 01:28, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

I suggest merging bullseye (letter) to bilabial click because ʘ is only used as an IPA symbol but not a letter (please correct me if I was wrong)--Hello World! 14:54, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

No opinion, but I believe ʘ is used in provisional orthographies for the three languages in which this click occurs. kwami 18:09, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

I added a reference for the dental variants, but I think I did it wrong. Not sure how to fix, though - can someone take a look at it (Kwami?) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:01, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Okay, I reworded it somewhat, as L&M were rather opaque. Interesting. I must've read that at one time, but had completely forgotten about it. — kwami (talk) 18:56, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

For us non-linguists - could someone do a simplified lead section?[edit]

I was referred to this article from one on Neanderthal behavior, which addressed the lack of a mental protuberance as making the bilabial click difficult or unlikely. I have to say it took me forever in this short article to figure out just what it was (and I'm still not sure I get it). I think this article could use a plain English lead section that doesn't assume so much knowledge of linguistics. I'm a former instructor of human anatomy, but I have no experience with these linguistics concepts. In English, are the letters P and B both considered to be pronounced with bilabial clicks, or just P? Simple, English-related information like that in the lead would help a guy like me (if only as a starting point), and I think it's appropriate as this is the English language Wikipedia.

As always, thank you for sharing your knowledge without charging tuition! Dcs002 (talk) 09:19, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

P and B are not clicks. The clicks sound something like a kiss.
By "mental", do you mean "chin"?
I don't know why anyone would theorize on the difficulty of Neanderthals making bilabial clicks, since they are among the rarest sounds in human language. — kwami (talk) 22:27, 29 July 2010 (UTC)