Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 13:59:25 -0700 From: Garland D Bills Subject: Re: nasal flaps? On Thu, 10 Jul 1997, Ron Butters wrote: > Flap or tap, I honestly didn't know what Peter meant--still don't.... Ron: We're talking about an alveolar nasal with the rapidity of articulation that makes it a tap or flap rather than a stop. Thus, for me, "sentence" has a nasal tap/flap while "penance" has a nasal stop. For some people, this phenomenon might be a nasalized vowel and a "regular" (non-nasal) alveolar tap, but for me it's definitely a nasal tap. Garland D. Bills E-mail: gbills[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Department of Linguistics Tel.: (505) 277-7416 University of New Mexico FAX: (505) 277-6355 Albuquerque, NM 87131-1196 USA