I meant like what I thought was the tlhIngan "tlh /t͡ɬ/", but I see it's a voiceless alveolar lateral affricate.Nuntar wrote:Aren't lateral plosives impossible by definition (unless you mean laterally released)? Lateral means there's more airflow round the sides of the tongue than in the centre, whereas plosive means the airflow is stopped altogether.TomHChappell wrote:My own favorite "exotic" sounds are linguo-labials and lateral plosives. But I don't think I'll use them in my first conlang.
Sometimes people differentiate between a plosive and a stop.
In a plosive the airstream is released suddenly.
By a "lateral plosive", I did indeed mean a laterally-released plosive.
In a stop, the airstream is stopped completely.
A "lateral stop", if there were such a thing, would be difficult to distinguish from certain other stops, IMO.
What some terminologies call "an intervocalic stop", other terminologies call "a stop followed by a homorganic plosive".
Anyway, I like linguolabials and I like laterals that aren't approximants (nor liquids of any sort). Unless I like lateral trills? and maybe lateral taps and/or lateral flaps? If they exist.
Tom H.C. in MI