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nasal diphthongs

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Sunday, December 26, 2004, 3:57
#1 wrote:
> Is there a language where there are nasal diphtongs? Maybe the first > thing to ask would be: "Is it possible?" If a diphtong like Oa is > possible why not O~a~? Do you have an example of natlang using it?
One need not search far for such: Portuguese has plenty of nasalized diphthongs -- [a~w~] being particularly frequent. ========================================================================= Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally, Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of 1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter. Chicago, IL 60637


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