I'm writing up a conlang for a story wherein there exists a society of foreign creatures who are very physiologically diverse. Some are mammallian, others avian, reptilian, and some more fantastical. With all these different
When reading this article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Articulatory_phonetics#Airflow I came across the following sentence:
For all practical purposes, temperature can be treated as constant in the articulatory system.
This got me wondering if there could be anything special to creatures for whom this sentence isn't true. Maybe they might be able to incorporate certain whistles or tones that humans would find difficult/impossible? Perhaps they might have entirely different sounding vowels we're not capable of articulating?
I went searching online for anyone else who has thought about this and came up dry. If anybody knows of something like maybe a story about dragons communicating in a denser language than humans in the story, or anything like that, I would appreciate it! As I would also appreciate any thoughts or ideas on the subject.