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What would a lizardly phonetic alphabet be?

The international phonetic alphabet system contains all sounds that a human can make. However, humans are not lizards, but mammals, and hence have many features that let us make more complex sounds ...
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Are there animal teeth that make alien sounds?

There's this old trope where an alien being has a name that "can't be pronounced by the human tongue", but no one (afaik) has ever done the work to make that scientifically possible. Now, I'...
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What range of sounds would a sentient vibrating crystal be able to make?

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 ...
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