Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 23:49:49 EDT
From: DMC Rogers rogers22[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]JUNO.COM
Subject: Re: 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
velum, so a nasal flap "should" be one that is made with the nose (cf.
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
nominclaturizers (not to be confused with nominclaturers).
You made your point with the distinction between nasal/nasalized, but the
additional examples are interesting. Thanks