Г-н Фаршеклоакин (spamsink) wrote in linguaphiles,
Г-н Фаршеклоакин
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Nasalized alveolar tap?

Nasalized alveolar tap (a mix of n and ɾ) does not seem to exist in IPA, although it is easy to produce - is it because it is not a phoneme nor an allophone in any of the known languages, or for some other reason?

Rationale: the Russian word баранина (baranina) 'mutton' (non-vegetarian) and an easily understood occasionalism *бананина (bananina) 'banana meat' (vegetarian) only differ by one phoneme. Using nas.alv.tap instead would result in an allegedly humorous ambiguity.
Tags: phonetics, russian
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