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Nasal fricatives (was: Name mangling (Was: Re: First Sound Recording of Asha'ille!))

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 9, 2005, 20:46
Andreas Johansson wrote:

>>>Incidentally, I'm considering making [G~] > [Z~] before front >> >>vowels. Would make >> >>> sense, since [G] > [Z] in the same position. >> >>I adore [Z], so I ain't complaining. ;) Still, I'm rather >>wary of those nasal frics. They are certainly original and >>worth experimenting with, but do you really have to test >>your new chemicals in a crystal chalice? :\ > > > Introducing them allowed for some improvements of the inflectional system, so > I'm afraid they stay. :) > > Andreas > >
If it is any consolation to you there is an ANADEWism: nasals are realized as nasal fricatives before fricatives in Icelandic. Thus _Sólin skín fegurt_ is ['so:wlIz~,skiv~'fEGYrt]. I'm afraid it can't expand to [D~] and [G~] due to the phonotactic constraints -- [D] and [G] occur only after vowels. -- /BP 8^)> -- Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant! (Tacitus)