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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@...>


Eric Christopherson <rakko@...>