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  • No doubt you'd need a throat lozenge or two afterward. ;-)

    August 25, 2009

  • *envisions pronouncing qroqqa as ყრ�?ყყ�?*


    ...I don't actually know if that's possible, but it would a humdinger of a throatful!

    August 25, 2009

  • See also ბ�?ყ�?ყი.

    August 25, 2009

  • *wants to use "ejective voiceless uvular plosive" in a department meeting someday*

    August 25, 2009

  • *wants a hat like that*

    August 25, 2009

  • Ooh! Ooh! Puts on tinfoil hat with the word 'pedant' picked out in drawing pins. It's an ejective voiceless uvular stop. Ejectives aren't plosives.

    August 25, 2009

  • There we go! The elusive ყ can be described as an "ejective voiceless uvular plosive".

    August 25, 2009

  • My research indicates it might be /qʼ/.

    August 25, 2009

  • I'm definitely taking an ice-cube maker when I go to Georgia.

    August 25, 2009

  • A sound unique to Georgian. I don't know the technical name but you make it by trying to crush ice cubes in the back of your throat. It takes a lot of practice and is in practically every word you want to say.

    August 25, 2009