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Investigating sources of phonological rarity and instability: a study of the palatal lateral approximant in Brazilian Portuguese (2017-02-07)The palatal lateral is a rare sound in the world's languages; a review of the literature reveals just 23 languages that currently possess the palatal lateral. Similarly, only 15 (or 3.33%) of the languages in the UCLA ...
(2019-06-14)Vowel nasalization usually occurs through a two-step process whereby a vowel is nasalized via coarticulation with a nearby nasal segment; when the language later drops the nasal segment, a nasal vowel remains. Spontaneous ...