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Dangley things in throats ,why
« on: 19/02/2006 02:28:12 »
My wife would like to know why she has a long dangley thing hanging down the back of her throat[:0]:)

Whats its purpose.

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Re: Dangley things in throats ,why
« Reply #1 on: 19/02/2006 03:09:47 »
nudge nudge ;);) !!

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Re: Dangley things in throats ,why
« Reply #2 on: 19/02/2006 06:37:45 »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uvula
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The uvula is a small cone-shaped mass of tissue hanging down from the soft palate, near the back of the throat. The word is derived from the diminiutive of uva, the Latin word for "grape", due to the uvula's grape-like shape.
The uvula plays an important role in the creation of the sound of the human voice. It functions in tandem with the back of the throat, the palate, and air coming up from the lungs to create a number of guttural and other sounds. Consonants pronounced with the uvula are not found in English; however, languages such as Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, and Ubykh use uvular consonants to varying degrees. Certain African languages use the uvula to produce click consonants, as well.
The uvula also contributes to snoring or heavy breathing during sleep; having an elongated uvula can cause vibrations which lead to the snoring. In some cases this can lead to sleep apnea, which may be treated by removal of the uvula or part of the uvula if necessary.
Splitting of the uvula occurs infrequently but is the most common form of mouth and nose area cleavage among newborns (roughly 2% of infants have this bifid or split uvula). Newborns with cleft palate also have a split uvula.






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Re: Dangley things in throats ,why
« Reply #3 on: 21/02/2006 01:55:25 »
mind racing,heart pumping,sweating profusely,must not write bad things,must not write bad things,cmon thats just asking for it michael,just soooo tempting [}:)] [}:)]

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Re: Dangley things in throats ,why
« Reply #4 on: 21/02/2006 03:21:58 »
Ray i'm not chocking in anticipation because i know you wont rise to the occasion or your temptations.  Neil managed to hold back  so i'm sure you can too:)  
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Consonants pronounced with the uvula are not found in English; however, languages such as Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, and Ubykh use uvular consonants to varying degrees. Certain African languages use the uvula to produce click consonants, as well.
so we don't really need it as the English language doesnt use it to produce sound apart from snoring.

PS  i wonder if theirs a uvula liberation front:)

pps uvula that word sounds dirty

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Re: Dangley things in throats ,why
« Reply #5 on: 21/02/2006 04:28:54 »
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Originally posted by ukmicky

Ray i'm not chocking in anticipation because i know you wont rise to the occasion or your temptations.  Neil managed to hold back so i'm sure you can too:)  
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Believe me..it wasn't easy ! :)

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Re: Dangley things in throats ,why
« Reply #6 on: 21/02/2006 15:10:04 »
im okay now,
went and had a good cry :(

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Re: Dangley things in throats ,why
« Reply #7 on: 24/02/2006 16:54:52 »
There is a pacific island called "Tuvula", whos inhabitants are renowned for their "throat singing", (coincidence ?  :))

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Throat_singing
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