Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 23:49:49 EDT From: DMC Rogers Subject: Re: nasal = nasalized? PPatrick says, "They're flaps. And they're nasal. So what's the problem?" I guess the problem with "nasal flap" is that it isn't synonymous for me with "nasalized flap"--e.g., a velar fricative is a fricative made with the velum, so a nasal flap "should" be one that is made with the nose (cf. nasal flap : alveolar flap = nasalized vowel : *alveolarized vowel). But, hey, I don't mean to be nasty PRESCRIPTIVIZER (not to be confused with *PRSECRIPTIVER) and limit the artistic freedom of the phonological nominclaturizers (not to be confused with nominclaturers). You made your point with the distinction between nasal/nasalized, but the additional examples are interesting. Thanks