> the definition of "stop"
> is somewhat counterintuitive, because it includes nasal as well as
> oral stops. This means that nasals are classified as stops, when
> anyone can tell that the airstream does _not_, in fact, stop when
> pronounces them, but is merely diverted to the nasal cavity (hence
> "rolling feel"). To the casual observer, unfamiliar with linguistic
> terminology, it is readily apparent that oral stops are "stopped",
> it takes a careful examination of the definition and the manner of
> articulation of nasals to see that they can also be classified as
This clarification raises one niggle, not relevant to my original
issue. Are prenasalised stops oral stops?