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RE: Nqwebasaurus, an African ornithomimosaur

> Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 19:35:05 +0000
> From: tyazbeck@comcast.net
> To: keesey@gmail.com
> CC: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: Nqwebasaurus, an African ornithomimosaur
> In theory, most of us CAN make the click consonant sound, but it's pretty 
> much impossible unless you actually grew up in South Africa,


 In practice, anyone who speaks English can make clicking sounds and related 
sounds.  (I don't presume to speak for speakers of other languages)


a sample of a small range that Anglophones use:



"tick tick tick" (or just making the clock noises)




> amongst the tribes that use clicks. I'd rather we stick to names that the 99% 
> of people on earth who don't use click consonants can say.


Then we should avoid English - that's a weird language full of glottal stops 
and plosives.  ;P