john (exentric) wrote in linguaphiles,
john
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hey. is it possible to do some kind of a phonetics study on beatboxing? what are the implications of this? for those who don't know what beatboxing is, here are three decent examples (though i've heard better):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHT7VK-5dFw&NR=1 - best example, beginning is in french
http://youtube.com/watch?v=tQc30kqq1y8&feature=related
http://youtube.com/watch?v=jLN63bRcY5I&feature=related

sorry for no-formatting, this is just a quick post of a thought i had.

EDIT:
i must remember that google is my friend. a quick search turned this up:
http://www.humanbeatbox.com/phonetics

its a pretty interesting article. page 4 on part 1 answered my question adequately. i am still looking forward to reading your opinions on this, particularly opinions from those linguists with phonetic training and/or professional phoneticians in light of the fact that at my level of training, i can't gauge the extensiveness and validity of this paper.

thank you very much.

FINAL EDIT:
for those of you who are interested in one final video, this is the best example of phonetic complexity found in beatboxing:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=pbswaMZ42NA

it's boring until around 1 minute when everything prior to it is integrated simultaneously into one song. its RIDICULOUSLY amazing, i assure you all, you will be dumbfounded. if you skipped all the above videos due to lack of interest, at the very least, listen to this last one.
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