How did the world of consonants
The exhaled heat had been turned
into nothingness -- into the orifice of the mouth;
and having surrounded the circle of the larynx, the
sounds composed: warmths were carried about,
expanding as a stream toward the exit of the
throat; in the fleeting objectlessness of sound
stood the very light -- "h" -- . . . -- The noise
of the warmth of exhalations is -- the Beginnings.
In the Beginning -- it was warm; and the
of the birth of sound is the throat: A stream of
heat bore an indeterminate vowel, "e"
with the non-syllabic alpha; so teach us the
linguists*; and then they teach us: this
"e" , or "a" in "ar," "al" turned into "ir,"
"ur"; ** "U" is a
semivowel sound; it is -- medial between "u" and
"w"; for "u" we move the larynx: -- uh-uh -- was
carried through from the throat; the
inexpressibilities of the noise, of the warmth (in
the orifice of the mouth) are -- horrors
[uzhasami]; and beyond the distinct sound
stretched a heat serpent in the gorges of the
larynx, and had this latter sound turned back to
itself, to the place of exit of the throat, to its
own infantile moments -- it would have seen, that
behind it they were beginning to crawl -- from the
hole, from out of the depth.