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Re: Nasalless Languages

From:Adam Walker <carrajena@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 13, 2004, 1:17
--- Emily Zilch <emily0@...> wrote:
> Two have prenasalized stops [but no nasals] > 8. HAKKA [ HAK ] : 33.000.000 in half the world > (PRC, Brunei, French > Guiana, French Polynesia, Indonesia, Malaysia, > Panama, Singapore, > Suriname, ROC, Thailand... etc.); Sino-Tibetan, > Chinese
Hakka, no nasals???? What? No the dialects *I've* heard. Hakka even has syllabic nasals, /N/ and /m/. Nasals are rampant in the language - initials, finals and cores. PLUS there are the prenasalized consonants. I can't recal if Hakka also features nasalized vowels, but I know it has nasal consonants, /m/, /n/, /J/ and /N/. This info is just plain screwey. Adam ===== Idavi avins patorrechi djinerachunis djul Avramu ad ul Davidu ed avins patorrechi djinerachunis djil deporrachuni in al Baviluña ad ul Cristu. Machu 1:17