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- verb Present participle of
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Graham, to display the nasalised version of ɛ add the following:
Two years later we were ready: “barred l” now became ‘w’, and the vowels were nasalised, as in French, rather than treated as a sequence of vowel + nasal.
In 1979, however, two things happened almost simultaneously – a Polish Pope was elected: John Paul II, whose Polish family name included the barred l – Wojtyła, and the Solidarity movement was constantly in the news, led by a man whose name not only included a barred l, but also an ogonek reverse cedilla under a vowel letter, indicating that it is a nasalised vowel: Lech Wałęsa.
One strange, pseudo-French pronunciation I have heard is "envelope" spoken with a nasalised "on" as the first syllable.
As in all foreign words ending with a vowel, the Portuguese have nasalised the "i."
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"Ang," said he, imitating the characteristic nasalised eh of Italian affirmation, and accompanying it by the characteristic Italian jerk of the head.
An illustration of the way in which final M and N were weakened may be found in the nasalised pronunciation of them in modern