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Re: OT: Y/N variants (< OT: English and front rounded vowels)

Date:Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 23:23
> [] On Behalf Of Eric
> > Ah, but _n isn't nasalization; it's nasal release, which
applies to
> > consonants, not vowels. IME only fhe negative sound > routinely gets > > the > > nasal treatment, something like ['V~?_n.V~:], which leads to
> > spellings like "hunh-uh". > > > > -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...> > > I'm not a phonetician but it appears to me that the
affirmative can
> also be nasalized, though it seems more noticeable somehow in
> negative. Also, when nasalization is present, either vowel, or
> vowels, can be nasal. IME. I think.
Yes, I notice a nasalization too, but it seems to be much lighter than the negative form.


ROGER MILLS <rfmilly@...>