What is guttural?

  • (noun): A consonant articulated in the back of the mouth or throat.
    Synonyms: guttural consonant
    See also — Additional definitions below


Guttural speech sounds are those with a primary place of articulation near the back of the oral cavity. In some definitions, this is restricted to pharyngeal consonants, but in others includes some but not all velar and uvular consonants. Guttural sounds are typically consonants, but some vowels articulations may also be considered guttural in nature.

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Guttural R - Rhotic-agnostic Guttural Consonants Written As ⟨r⟩
... There are languages where certain indigenous guttural consonants came to be orthographized with ⟨r⟩, giving the superficial appearance of a guttural ...
Balinese Alphabet - Independent Letters - Vowels
... vowels) Symbol Transliteration IPA Symbol Transliteration IPA Kantya (Guttural) A A kara Ā Talawya (Palatal) I I kara Ī Murdhanya (Retroflex) Ṛ Ra repa Ṝ Dantya (Dental) Ḷ La lenga Ḹ Osthya (Labial ...
Guttural R
... In linguistics, guttural R (sometimes known as French R) refers to pronunciation of a rhotic consonant as a guttural consonant ... Speakers of languages with "French R" typically regard the guttural and alveolar /r/ to be alternative pronunciations of the same phoneme, despite the articulatory ... The guttural rhotic is the usual form of the rhotic consonant in most of what is now France, Belgium, Germany, Denmark and the southernmost parts of Sweden and Norway, and is frequent in the Netherlands ...
So-called Guttural Languages
... In the popular consciousness, some languages are considered to be guttural languages, as opposed to just possessing some sounds which are pronounced at the back of the oral cavity ... Some languages which have fallen under the popular meaning of "guttural", as opposed to the technical meaning, are Ubykh and Arabic ... Sometimes whether a language is considered guttural or not could depend on differences within regions and countries ...
Fuck The Facts Split Albums - 2009 - Split With Mincing Fury and Guttural Clamour of Queer Decay - Track Listing
... Fuck the Facts - "Unburden" - 222 Mincing Fury and Guttural Clamour of Queer Decay - "Shit Song" - 139 Mincing Fury and Guttural Clamour of Queer Decay - "Explosion of Madness ...

More definitions of "guttural":

  • (adj): Relating to or articulated in the throat.
    Example: "The glottal stop and uvular 'r' and 'ch' in German 'Bach' are guttural sounds"
  • (adj): Like the sounds of frogs and crows.
    Example: "A guttural voice"; "acres of guttural frogs"
    Synonyms: croaking, croaky

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