Re: Ejectives, was Re: New H/G lang?
|From:||R. Nierse <rnierse@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 1, 1999, 10:14|
> Van: Ed Heil <edheil@...><snip>
> 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.