I'm working on a setting with a really old, sentient rock. While its able to think, and has an excellent memory, it has no moving body parts - because it is a rock.
The idea is that it can vibrate to produce sound but I'd like to check what sorts of sounds a vibrating rock (or crystal) can make. I don't know the academic jargon of speech but I know that most sounds that humans make rely on mouth and tongue movement - which a rock or crystal does not have. I assume given the capability of varying its vibrating frequency my sentient rock would be able to produce all the vowel sounds but none of the consonants? I'd just like to confirm/debunk this through the crowd.
- I'm not concerned with the limitation that different rocks would be restricted to different sound ranges, would just like to know the total range of sounds.
- I'm not concerned with how the rock would generate the energy to make sound.
- I'd prefer to avoid hooking up my rock to any contraptions to produce additional sounds, I'm just after the set of sounds a rock could make on its own.
Yours in good faith, Alot