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Re: Phonology Problem: Nasalization Spreading

From:Dirk Elzinga <dirk.elzinga@...>
Date:Saturday, September 24, 2005, 23:07
On 9/23/05, David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...> wrote:
> Dirk wrote: > << > I think that the logic of it is sound, but only if /q/ and other > uvulars are excluded. This has been called "laryngeal transparency" > and was used IIRC as an argument for a particular version of > underspecification in the late 80s. > >> > > I just realized that I can't resolve your pronoun there (the first > "it"). > Now, is it the old way that you were saying worked (where /h/ > and /?\/ *blocked* nasalization spreading, and where /q/ formerly > did [changed via your advice]), or is it the other, where /h/ and > /?\/ allow nasalization to pass through, but, say, stops don't...? > Sorry! I got confused! :(
The latter. Dirk -- Gmail Warning: Watch the reply-to!