From: "Thomas R. Wier" <[log in to unmask]> > > > > I agree. Or, you could just imitate Homer Simpson when > > > > he sees some, any, kind of food. [?/:::::::::::::::] :) > > > > > Is this true, or just an approximation? This is an even > > > clear description, and one I can understand, too! > > > > :) I don't know. Me and a friend of mine have the habit of > > imitating Homer from time to time (which I suppose a lot > > of people do) and when I tried the constricted /A/ it sounded > > just like Homer seeing food. So I suppose it's true. To me it > > sounds like the right sound, but I guess you have to ask a more > > phonetically proficient Simpsonsfan for a more exact answer. > > Hmm. It's always sounded like a lengthened syllabic nasal [m=] > to me. Not that sound (presumably you're thinking stuff like "Mmmm, forbidden donut"), but I think the one that usually comes after (with blank stare, mouth open, and drooling) *Muke!