nasal consonant


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Noun1.nasal consonant - a consonant produced through the nose with the mouth closednasal consonant - a consonant produced through the nose with the mouth closed
consonant - a speech sound that is not a vowel
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Spanish has three nasal consonant phonemes, which are /m/, /n/ and /n/.
Table 7: The comparison of the nasal consonant between MP and ISP Nasal consonant MP *m *n *[?
Candidate (b) locally spreads the harmonic feature, as now demanded by the sequential prohibition *OR-NAS; and candidate (c) spreads the feature from both a nasal vowel and a nasal consonant, fatally violating DEPPATH[nas].
A bilabial nasal consonant contrasts with a dental nasal consonant.
As shown in Table 6 (a), the vast majority of the syllables in the West African-based words consists of one pronounced consonant plus vowel (CV) with just a few others: CV followed by a nasal consonant (CVN) or a syllable which has just a vowel sound (V).
On the other hand, the deaf children demonstrated an excessive degree of nasalance during the production of nasal consonant-free speech and a disproportionate decrease in nasalance during the production of speech loaded with nasal consonants.
31) Innovative (long-distance) nasal consonant harmony in Yaka (Hyman 1995)
2) Nasal spread happens when a nasal consonant influences adjacent vowels in such a way that they also acquire a nasal pronunciation.
Ohala (1995) states that crosslinguistically, it is very common to find a stop consonant emerging between a nasal consonant and an oral consonant (55) due to the articulation process involved.
Wolfram and Fasold (1974) and Haynes and colleagues (2006) described this feature as an economical feature of AAE, as the nasality of the final consonant is imposed on the vowel, allowing the nasal consonant to be deleted.
However, such simplifications were due to the influence of the consonant initial in the second segment of a compound, as is ilustrated by the metamorphoses of the compound-initial nouns strand, sand and mound, which not only suffered d-loss but also occasionally assimilated their nasal consonant /n/ to the consonant which followed directly, the result being the labial nasal /m/; cf.