End of ADS-L Digest - 9 Jul 1997 to 10 Jul 1997 *********************************************** Subject: ADS-L Digest - 10 Jul 1997 to 11 Jul 1997 There are 7 messages totalling 124 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. nasal flaps? (4) 2. SMELT/SMELLED [was Bleach] 3. so who tightened your velopharyngeal portal? 4. TAKEOVER SPECIAL: Hong Kong or Hongkong? ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 22:41:55 -0600 From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: nasal flaps? Nasal flap: apico-alveolar flap/tap preceded and followed by nasalized vowels. When I say 'Atlanta' with a nasal flap, the tongue contact is more like that of my /n/ than my /t/. The quibble might be over whether the contact is the gesture of the /n/ or the /t/, since the "suppressed" /n/ is realized as nasalization in the preceding vowel. Progressive nasalization (on the vowel after the flap) might argue for total loss of the /t/, leaving surface remnants of only /n/.