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1862 Excerpt: ...begin with this sound, the n has a similar power.
A nasal pronunciation is also ascribed to other syllables. (Mpongwe
Grammar, p. 9.) /. NASALISATION IN THE NORTH-WESTERN BRANCH
LANGUAGES. 234. In the North-western Branch (Benga, Dualla,
&c., ) the nasalised guttural and labial tenues are indeed
found, but they occur very rarely, and are perhaps even then not
original. The nasal nt is here (as in the Setshu&na, &c.,
227) changed into t. 235. In Isubu, in one instance at least, a
guttural nasal is found before a labial media, namely in 'ngbwa or
Comparative philology seems to render it probable that the Mpongwe
sound nl (more frequent in modern publications in that language) is
intended to indicate an intermediate sound between the liquid and
the nasal, or an I which is in the course of transformation into n.
Bleek, S. Afr. Comp. Grammar. a mbwa (dog), Dualla who, in Mpongwe
and in the Northeastern or Zangian genus mboa, in the South-western
or Bunda genus o-mbua, in the South-eastern or Mosambique genus and
in the Tekeza imbua, (whence the Malagasy ambua, written amboa),
but in the other South-eastern branch languages palatalised to
Sesuto mptsha, Se5: lapi entsha, Kafir indsha. If this were more
than a solitary instance of such a combination of sounds in the
Isubu, it would invite a comparison with the sounds hp and gb,
which are so frequently met with in West African languages. g.
NASALISATION IN THE HOTTENTOT LANG CAGE. 236. We mentioned above
that in the Hottentot language (in distinction from the Bd-ntu
languages) a nasal cannot precede another consonant, or, wat least,
form the beginning of a syllable in combination with it. But
notwithstanding the hereby limited use of clear nasal sounds, the
Hottentot language sounds much more nasal...
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