One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘As an alternative, bind is a common verb that is phonetically very similar to bide - the /n/ will generally be realized in fluent speech only as nasalization of the preceding vowel.’
- ‘The reason that there is no "ng’ sound is that this alphabet treats that nasal consonant as a feature of the vowel - not a separate nasal consonant, but a vowel produced with nasalization.’
- ‘I myself must confess to saying obstinant, inordinant and indiscriminant, with nasalization from the preceding nasal misinterpreted as belonging to the suffix.’
- ‘All Albanians north of the Shkumbin, along with the Albanians of Montenegro, Kosovo, and most of Macedonia, speak Gheg dialects with their characteristic nasalization.’
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