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The article currently says the uvular ejective is voiced (and has apparently said this ever since the article was created in 2004) — but AFAIK, this sound (like all ejectives) is voiceless. Comments? Richwales (talk) 05:52, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
- Yeah, I believed the closest thing to voiced ejectives are implosives. — Æµ§œš¹ [aɪm ˈfɻɛ̃ⁿdˡi] 05:54, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
Points of articulation?
I'm trying to figure out the Georgian uvular ejective (written ყ in the Georgian alphabet). To me, it sounds very similar to an ordinary (or slightly "choked") glottal stop. My best guess, right now, is that it's basically an uvular constriction with glottal closure. I'm doubtful that there are in fact two distinct, 100% total closures (uvular and glottal); even if this is physically possible, the volume of the trapped airspace would seem far too small to be useful, and whenever I've tried to do such a thing, the result always seems to sound too much like /k'/ (with a pop/snap/click sound that, as far as I'm aware, is totally absent in the Georgian uvular ejective). Any thoughts on this? Even better, any reliable sources on this which could be cited either in this article or the Georgian language article? Richwales (talk) 23:25, 22 January 2009 (UTC)