One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Articulate (a speech sound) with constriction of the pharynx.
- ‘But when you pharyngealise [A] (or [a]), you get a narrowing in the throat (instead of at a (labio-)palatal or a labio-velar one), of course.’
- ‘I've tried and subsequently failed to velarise, uvularise, & pharyngealise those sounds.’
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