Re: CHAT: Glottalized consonants
|From:||Danny Wier <dawier@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, May 23, 1999, 17:25|
Adam Walker wrote, and others commented as well:
>> > This "implosive nasal"
>Yuk, indeed! It sounds like a snot snuff!
Uh, I better explain that one a little further. It's not really an
implosive nasal in the sense of sucking air in the nose. It's a consonant
that is executed like an implosive voiced stop, but with the nasal
component. Actually it turns out to be a prenasalized voiced implosive stop
in practice. (Those actually exist and are fairly common in Africa; I've
never seen a natlang example of a nasal implosive.)
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