Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 21:44:05 -0400
From: Ron Butters RonButters[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: nasal = nasalized?
PPatrick says, "They're flaps. And they're nasal. So what's the
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).