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Pronounce or utter (a speech sound) with the breath resonating in the nose:‘a nasalized vowel’
- ‘The first small problem with the Reuters article is that the usual spelling for the language is ‘Pirahã’, with a tilde over the final /a/, indicating that the vowel is nasalized.’
- ‘Try saying ‘cromps,’ while nasalizing the m a little, like in French.’
- ‘In speech, hard ‘r’ frequently gets nasalized, in the same way as ‘k’ becomes aspirated in the American throat.’
- ‘In southern England, the vowel is nasalized and long.’
- ‘French is essentially a language that elides everything that doesn't get out of the way fast enough, and nasalises everything else.’
- ‘But after, for example, verbs ending in ‘a’, ‘en’ gloms onto the verb and turns the final ‘a’ into an ‘eh’ sound, creating a long, nasalized ‘eh’.’
- ‘Also, the nasal cavity can be closed thus preventing vowels from being nasalised and thus increasing their comprehensibility.’
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