Linguistic Dissection of annoying Teenage Sounds

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Großartig: Linguist James Harbeck nimmt Seufzer, Grunzlaute und Arghs von angepissten Teenagern auseinander. Das Video oben ist nur eine Verdeutlichung der Liste, in der so fantastische Sachen wie „Creaky-voiced long alveolar glide with mid front unrounded vowel and glottal stop“ oder „Glottal fricative and breathy-voiced mid-low central unrounded vowel, repeated“ stehen. Sowas hätte ich ja mal gerne für angepisste deutsche Teenager, die sicher nochmal ganz eigene Abtörnsprachen entwickelt haben, aber für sowas ist sich die deutsche Akademia ja sicherlich zu fein.

Mein Favorit ist übrigens das wahrscheinlich universell gültige Rotz-hochziehen als Kommunikationsmittel:

7. Pulmonic ingressive nasal velar trill

This is another boys-only sound, what I would normally call a "grunting snot inhale" or, for short, "hoarking." It's "nasal" because the tongue is blocking off the mouth at the back and the air is coming in through the nose; "pulmonic ingressive" means inhaling; a "trill" is like rolling an r, but "velar" means you're rolling not the tip of your tongue but the flap that opens and closes your nasal passages.

Don't confuse this with the other kind of "hoarking," which usually follows on this and is followed by spitting; that one is a simple voiceless labialized uvular fricative, (usually long, of course). Does either of these count as a speech sound? If it's being used to communicate an attitude or an imminent threat of expectoration, a case may be made that it's communication, not just a physical act.

The Week: A linguistic dissection of 7 annoying teenage sounds