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).