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Re: CHAT: Glottalized consonants

From:Danny Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Sunday, May 23, 1999, 17:25
Adam Walker wrote, and others commented as well:

>>Danny Wier: >> > This "implosive nasal" >> >>Yuk. :) > >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.) Danny _______________________________________________________________ Get Free Email and Do More On The Web. Visit