Date: Sat, 1 Jul 1995 12:08:12 -0700

From: Anton Sherwood dasher[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]NETCOM.COM

Subject: Jesse Jackson: nasal levelling?

When Jesse Jackson speaks, I think I'm hearing pre-stop nasals weakened,

and vowels before medial voiced stops lightly nasalized, so that medial

/d/ merges with /nd/. Is that a dialect feature -- and if so, what dialect

-- or is he just congested?

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