Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 09:15:33 -0700

From: Garland D Bills gbills[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UNM.EDU

Subject: Re: nasal flaps?

On Thu, 10 Jul 1997, Donald M. Lance wrote:

Nasal flap: apico-alveolar flap/tap preceded and followed by nasalized


Well and good, Don, but I bet you can't do that without leaving

the velum lowered for the flap/tap! Otherwise, you described quite well

the sound we're concerned with. It is indeed a nasal flap/tap. If someone

wants to call it a "nasalized" flap/tap, fine; that's accurate. (But they

-- or he, if you prefer -- should also be willing to characterize [n] as a

"nasalized stop".

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