CHAT: Colds, Sneezes, and Slack Nasals
|From:||Kristian Jensen <kljensen@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, May 20, 1999, 7:36|
Just something funny (or disgusting - depending on how you see it) I
discovered about Boreanesian. You see, I have a cold right, and I
find my self having a hard time saying some Boreanesian words
without forcing myself to clear my nose of snot.
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...