June 26, 2013 Lewd Linguist

The pharynx, the space between the tongue root and the back of the throat, is used for gagging, deepthroating and the Afroasiatic languages of North Africa and the Middle East. Arabic’s use of the pharynx is one of the most extensive. Not only does it use the breathy H-like fricative /ħ/ and its voiced counterpart […]

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