nasal consonant


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a consonant produced through the nose with the mouth closed

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It could be classified as a glottal consonant, a nasal consonant, or any vowel.
The figures that appear on table 3 show the distribution of the different nasal consonants in syllabic coda in NWS and BCW.
Based on the data, the ISP consonant phonemes has totaling 19 units phonemes which consists of; seven plosive consonant phonemes /[MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]/ four nasal consonants /[MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]/, two affricate consonants /[MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]/, two fricative consonant phonemes /[MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]/, one vibrations consonant /[MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]/, and two a half vowel consonants /[MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]/.
The bilabial nasal consonant /m/ contrasts with the velar nasal /n/.
In many African languages, syllables end in a vowel sound or allow only nasal consonants such n or m in the coda.
The third class (Class III), which is largely a category of verbs ending with nasal consonants, retained all its strong inflections while verbs without nasal consonant endings almost all became weak.
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These processes are: first non-contiguous assimilation ('la dilation'), whereby the nasality of the vowel in the second syllable spreads to affect the vowel of the first syllable (so Osain becomes Onzain); secondly, spontaneous nasalization, whereby an oral vowel nasalizes without the trigger of a nasal consonant in the etymology of the word (so Buncey arises from something like Bucey).
The letter o followed by a double nasal consonant is always nasalized.
One of these explanations considers the nasal phase of a contour consonant as the enhancement of an underlying voice contrast, the other explanation regards the oral phase realized on an underlying nasal consonant as a strategy to maintain a neat oral/nasal contrast on vowels.
1982) found that similar to older adult speakers, 36- and 54-month-old African American children residing in the Washington, DC, area displayed final nasal consonant omission patterns where (a) final /n/ was absent more often than /m/, and (b) both consonants were less likely to be omitted when the next word or syllable began with a vowel (vs.
7) *NASALRELEASE: Do not release the oral closure of a nasal consonant (abbreviated *NASREL).
An example of anticipatory assimilation in English is the tendency to nasalize vowels, and even consonants, before a nasal consonant.
In the third example a sequence of a consonant plus a glottal stop merges into a glottalized consonant, and in the fourth word a nasal consonant unspecified for place (=/N/) fuses with a following stop into a prenasalized stop.