Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 09:15:33 -0700 From: Garland D Bills Subject: Re: nasal flaps? On Thu, 10 Jul 1997, Donald M. Lance wrote: > Nasal flap: apico-alveolar flap/tap preceded and followed by nasalized > vowels. Well and good, Don, but I bet you can't do that without leaving the velum lowered for the flap/tap! Otherwise, you described quite well the sound we're concerned with. It is indeed a nasal flap/tap. If someone wants to call it a "nasalized" flap/tap, fine; that's accurate. (But they -- or he, if you prefer -- should also be willing to characterize [n] as a "nasalized stop". 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