Rankin, Robert L rankin at ku.edu
Tue Aug 29 22:20:39 UTC 2006

> Shouldn't these - different from wagmu - be nasalized in Lakota:

> I think that nasalization in Lakota is not so stable, isn't it?

Following a nasal consonant there doesn't seem to be contrast between oral and nasal vowels in Lakota and most other Siouan languages.  In Omaha and Ponca there are recent m's and n's from W and R, but Kathy Shea has gotten vowel nasalization even in these cases.  So, you're right, not so stable.

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