Chapter 8 Nasal Consonants

Chapter 8 Nasal Consonants - Chapter 8 Nasal Consonants m n...

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Chapter 8 Nasal Consonants m n ŋ Although they are consonants, the nasals have a vowel-like quality. Nasals can serve as both vowel and consonant. Nasals may also serve as entire syllables called syllabics. 5 sounds can be used as syllabics: m n ŋ l ɚ Nasals are characterized by an open velopharyngeal port which allows airflow to resonate in the nasal cavity. They are continuant sounds.
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m Voiced bilabial nasal Develops very early: 1-3 years Physiological description: -lips together -no definite tongue position -VP open for nasal resonance -vocal folds adducted
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Allophonic Variations - The syllabic is the most distinctive allophone Dialect Differences -None that are significant
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Deviations Denasal or hyponasal production Examples: good morning Cluster Reduction Examples: smooth
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Voiced lingua-alveolar nasal Develops very early: 1-3 years Physiological description: -open, neutral lips
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