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/nj/ vs. /J/ [was Re: sounds I can't find!!!]

From:Garth Wallace <gwalla@...>
Date:Monday, August 16, 2004, 1:47
Trebor Jung wrote:
> > /n_j/. Ditto for m~. Or maybe the former would be /J/? What's the > difference?
AIUI, the former is an alveolar nasal with a palatal release (the tongue sort of rolls back from alveolar to palatal position) while the latter is simply a palatal nasal.