nasalisation


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Noun1.nasalisation - the act of nasalizing; the utterance of sounds modulated by the nasal resonators
articulation - the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech
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In line with the strong dispreferrence for final consonant clusters, the final n of the imperfectivity suffix is surfacing as nasalisation of the suffix vowel when followed by the past tense marker: ?
Signs that may indicate a pathological process include: (i) focal changes in the neuroretinal rim eg, notching or focal thinning (Figure 1) (ii) acquired pits of the optic nerve (iii) blood vessel signs such as baring and nasalisation of vessels (Figure 2), and (iv) peri-papillary atrophy (Figure 3); if these signs are associated with corresponding visual field defects, the likelihood of glaucoma increases.
Otherwise it changed into a nasalized vowel and in Romani the nasalisation got subsequently lost: kovlo 'soft' < OIA komala- 'tender, soft'.