Re: OT: Y/N variants (< OT: English and front rounded vowels)
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 5:41|
On Dec 12, 2007 12:20 AM, <li_sasxsek@...> wrote:
> Sounds more like [a] or [A] to me, or more appropriately [a_n] or
> [A_n] since the first vowel is usually nasalized.
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 variant
spellings like "hunh-uh".
-- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>