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Re: THEORY: Semivowels

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Thursday, September 9, 1999, 22:40
> The Mixtecan languages have progressive nasal assimilation of the > type you describe, but I don't seem to recall these languages having > glides...
Ah! I found the source, an old linguistics text book. The language was Malay. The rule is that "vowels and glides following a nasal consonant and not seperated from it by a nonnasal consonant are nasalized" (direct quote), so, for instance: [me~w~a~h] [ma~rah] [na~E~?] [m@~laraN] -- "If all Printers were determin'd not to print any thing till they were sure it would offend no body, there would be very little printed" - Benjamin Franklin ICQ #: 18656696 AIM screen-name: NikTailor