creaky voice

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Sat Feb 18 18:31:26 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.
Is there some way of describing, for us lookers-on, what is meant by
"creaky voice"?   Are there  some familiar voices on NPR that exhibit this?
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