IPA for "Unfinished /m/"
|From:||Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, April 26, 2003, 15:23|
I've discovered that in certain environments, the Asha'illen /m/ isn't
quite an [m]. What happens is that as you're pronouncing the m, your lips
close in on the final m-position, but they never quite close completely.
So in a sequence like <am>, it's NOT [Am] but something sounding similar to
[Au] (or [Ao] or [Aw]). It's also like English "owl" without the <l> and
without rounding the <w>. It's also like (as my friend insists) says
"oww!" after getting your lip numbed at the dentist.
How is this described linguistically and IPAly?