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Q&A Planet-wide vocalizations: is there a natural limit preventing it?

Premise I recently recalled when the Chelyabinsk meteor crashed overhead in 2013. The pressure wave was immense. The infrasounds, as recorded by nuclear missile detectors, appeared to traverse the...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Arash Howaida‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Arash Howaida‭

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Q&A How might a purely mechanical 'voice' function?

In my world there are mechanical semi-humanoid automata. Would it be possible to make them speak in a fashion that sounds natural (i.e. human)? How might it function? The mechanism should be capa...

6 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by A Lambent Eye‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by A Lambent Eye‭

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Q&A Artificially make people incapable of singing at all (even poorly), but still capable of speaking?

Magic has recently become possible in my story, and singing is the mechanism by which humans use magic. A totalitarian regime wants citizens who can speak, but not sing in any way, even poorly. (Th...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by 007th Bondsmith‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by 007th Bondsmith‭

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Q&A Plausible sounds for a species without cheeks

I have an alien species that while similar to humans in many ways have mouths that are closer to muzzles. In short, they do not have cheeks like humans do. I realize that this will effect the sound...

4 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by CoolCurry‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by CoolCurry‭

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Q&A How would a non-ossified hyoid bone affect the vocal range of a humanoid?

Lately, I have been working on the way a group of humanoids vocalizes. In the anatomy of vocalization, I have recently asked about and explored some variation in vocal cords. The hyoid bone typi...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Cas‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Cas‭

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Q&A How would having two pairs of vocal cords affect the voice of a humanoid?

If a humanoid had a second pair of vocal cords or similarly functioning structures under the primary vocal cords, what would be the effect on the voice? Would this allow the humanoid to sing with t...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Cas‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Cas‭

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Q&A What would a Giant's voice be like?

As per my previous question on giants, if the average human is 5"²10"³, and he is scaled up to 50 feet whilst remaining proportionately correct, would this have any effect on what he sounds like? ...

8 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Recelica‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by Recelica‭