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Re: CHAT: Colds, Sneezes, and Slack Nasals

From:Daniel Andreasson <noldo@...>
Date:Friday, May 21, 1999, 18:31
> > The slack consonants of Boreanesian are characterized by an open > > glottis. This brings about two things: 1) the delay of voicing > > onset, and 2) the increased amount of airflow. When this is applied > > to nasals stops, there is quite a lot of airflow through the > > nostrils. Hence, you can imagine what happens... > > > > -kristian- 8-) >=20 > Same with Teonaht _hman_, "bread," and _hmekivar_, "cleaning person." > Difficult to say with a cold. >=20 > S.
Hi there! I'm having a hard time with pollen these days. But producing those voiceless nasals really cleared my nose. Thanks for an excellent tip! Just glad we don't have them in Swedish. Could be quite awkward next week when I present my essay on machine translation in front of the entire class. :) Daniel Andreasson