Is it autism that makes it hard for me to wrap my head around why people (and me, after a long bit of thought on the subject) can’t pronounce certain sounds?
It started with me wondering why so many East Asian people have trouble differentiating between l and r sounds and making the th sound, which reminded me of my Spanish classes in which many of my fellow students couldn’t roll their rs or pronounce ñ, which eventually took me down the path to certain sounds I couldn’t do such as ululating (I can’t even make a racist bastardization version of it, it’s absolutely impossible for me) or doing the “hey batter batter batter” taunt.
How is it that we can’t do these things? They seem so simple. They’re just noises after all. We should be able to wrap our throats and tongues around it fine. After all we can fucking suck dicks and lick cunts so what the heck. This doesn’t make sense.
I guess it’s hard to teach sounds because you can’t show someone the entirety of your mouth and throat motions, just the frontal view. But then it’s weird how we can’t do sounds? It seems so simple?