|From:||Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, December 26, 2004, 3:57|
> 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.
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