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Re: Ejectives, was Re: New H/G lang?

From:R. Nierse <rnierse@...>
Date:Monday, November 1, 1999, 10:14
> Van: Ed Heil <edheil@...>
> Since a nasal is a consonant where air flows out the nasal passage, > and the glottis is unable to propel air out the nasal passage, by > definition one cannot have an ejective nasal. > > However, one could have a nasal quickly followed by a glottal stop, > and this might form part of a pattern where it played a role analogous > to glottalics, so for all intents and purposes there might be a nasal > in a row of ejectives. > > I'll be interested to hear more from Rob about this.
I've been ill for a little while so I couldn't reply earlier. Well, there is nothing to add to what the others (:Kristian) have said. What I hear when I hear an ejective nasal is [n?n]. Porbably there is ceak voice tto, but the sounds go so fast, I can't hear it properly. Rob