Online journal capturing the moment and the memory of moments. A meadow meditation.
|Silence sounds golden
Brackish water won't quench the drunk.
Track the cat, beware the claws.
Crack your back but not your uncle's.
Back off! Now!
Quack goes the duck. *ACK* goes Bill.
Clack goes the ghost; crushed cups kill.
Screech all you want; but, shut-the-f***-up,
till I'm not here.
© Kåre Enga (1.august.2022) [179.54]
Prompt: raucous: making or constituting a disturbingly harsh and loud noise. A raucous sound is loud, harsh, and rather unpleasant.
Harsh sounds: K (b,d,g is mentioned but in Spanish these are soft; a consonant cluster may be harsher br,dr,gr) P, T (but not as harsh as K) S... but to me that's a hiss. L in English (alveolar) and Spanish (dental) is mostly liquid but a velar L (like in Portuguese and Polish is harsh). R? can be very harsh if it is velar, uvular or comes out of the throat (like in Dutch or French). In genral vowels, nasals and liquids are non-harsh sounds. Consonant clusters in words like strict or 'er' sounds like curter are unpleasant enough that they are not pronounced with an 'r' in many dialects.