creaky voice

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Sat Feb 18 16:31:26 UTC 2006

In a message dated 2/18/06 2:27:03 AM, mckernan at LOCALNET.COM writes:

> >Jacobellis is from Stratton, Vt., FWIW. But I'd guess creaky voice is
> >common among female snowboarders regardless of regional background.

Can you explain what the scientific basis is for assigning this feature (a)
to females and (b) to snowboarding females?

I have seen some evidence that creakky voice is a feature of young males,
particularly when they are trying to impress females with their virility.

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