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. :)
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.
Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se
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