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Title: The relevance of morpheme boundaries to nasal assimilation in Canadian English
Authors: Roth, Ruth
Keywords: English language--Canada;Linguistics;Dialectology;Grammar, Comparative and general--Morphology;English language--Morphology
Issue Date: Jan-1975
Publisher: University of Calgary
Citation: Roth, R. (1975). The relevance of morpheme boundaries to nasal assimilation in Canadian English. Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, 1(Winter), 37-38.
Abstract: Consider the words sink, blunt, frank, single, uncle and wind; all of which contain the phoneme /n/. Note that lint, blunt and wind differ from the others in the pronunciation of /n/. Sink, frank, single, and uncle all contain an /n/ folowed by a voiceless /k/ and herein lies the difference. It appears that when an /n/ and a /k/ appear together, nasal assimilation occurs, changing the alveolar nasal /n/ to the velar nasal /ŋ/.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1880/51253
ISSN: 2371-2643
Appears in Collections:Volume 1, Winter 1975

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