Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 19:34:10 -0400 From: Robert Howren Subject: Re: nasal flaps? I haven't yet seen in the discussion of nasal flaps any suggestion that there might be a distinctive difference between >nasalized< and >nasal< flaps. One of the linguistic remnants of my South Midland upbringing (northwest Georgia) in my phonology is a three-way contrast among _batter_, with a straightforward oral palatoalveolar flap; _banter_, with the vowel nasalized by the deleted /n/ and the rightward spreading of the nasality feature to yield a slightly >nasalized< flap and following syllabic; and _banner_, which has a nasalized vowel preceding a fully >nasal< flap -- an allophone of an intersyllabic >nasal< stop. The rightward spread of nasality, in this case as in that of >banter<, slightly nasalizes the final syllabic. Any support from other South Midland speakers? --Bob |>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>| | Robert Howren howren[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] | | Chapel Hill, NC | |<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<|