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insert sound of whistling here

August 25th, 2002 (12:27 am)
current mood: in love, curious, bored
current song: RAE & Christian - Not Just Anybody

so i just sat & tried to think how on earth one could replicate in text the sound of a whistle. and i fear it just cannot be done. we don't have letters to represent those sounds made by the mouth.

and now i think why not? why don't we have representations of sounds like that in symbols? i think it could add a whole lot of variation to our spoken language if we started adding whistles... and maybe even clicking sounds.

the clicking of the tongue was the first kinds of sounds i made as a baby excluding laughing, crying and burping *according to my mom & dad* for a while there my mom said she feared i was going to try & communicate like the people in the movie the gods must be crazy

heh.

so now i am going to urge people to start including some sort of other oral sounds in everyday vernacular. i think it would be interesting, & a whole hell of a lot more entertaining!!

Comments

Posted by: Scene and Herd Studios (ex_madrid)
Posted at: August 25th, 2002 01:46 am (UTC)

http://www.arts.gla.ac.uk/IPA/diacritics.html
check that out.

Posted by: dissolves instantly (sahrie)
Posted at: August 25th, 2002 11:55 am (UTC)

wow.
somebody is one step ahead of me already.
cool.

Posted by: Пётр Кириллович Безухов (aka Greg "Skid Rowe") (paris_of_priam)
Posted at: August 25th, 2002 03:35 am (UTC)
Greg at Jeff's

Oh-tay! :)

You draw up a list of the spellings of all possible non-vocal sounds a person could make, and we'll vote to ratify the list, and make it universally accepted. Sound good? :))

Posted by: dissolves instantly (sahrie)
Posted at: August 25th, 2002 11:56 am (UTC)

oh i don't want to do the work for it...

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