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Old 09-01-2014, 01:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Do instruments have syllables?

Question is simple as that. Do instruments have syllables? Like a specific vowel and consonant?

I've been listening to a lot of instruments but can't seem to associate the sound that they produce to any syllables.
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Old 09-01-2014, 01:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Right...simple as that...
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Old 09-21-2014, 08:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Depends what you mean. If you mean, do they generally sound exactly like the spoken syllables of the Human voice speaking English, then no, not generally, although some instruments can approximate them.

However, every instrument will have a variety of distinctive attacks, timbres or harmonic structure, and decay patterns that will perform the same functions as, say, the "C," "aaaa," and "t" of the word 'cat.' So yes, they do have syllables, but no, they are not syllabes from English words, necessarily...
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