"guttural" = of the gutter

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Tue Jul 7 22:42:47 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 4:06 PM, Mark Mandel wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 3:42 PM, Alison Murie wrote:
>> From Heidi Beirich of SPLC Hate Watch, writing on AlterNet,
>> concerning a Misissippi pol's membership CCC:
>> "Those actions are not surprising, given the guttural nature of the
>> CCC's racism and anti-Semitism."
> Almost a mirror image of "gutteral sounds".

For more on "guttural"/"gutteral", see my 2005 Language Log post, "Guttural


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