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Hi!

"Mark J. Reed" <[log in to unmask]> writes:
> Today I was thinking about assimilation, specifically [n] -> [m] before
> bilabials (e.g. <NPR> = /En.pi.ar\/ -> [Em.pi.ar\] modulo 'lect), and
> started considering the case of [n] followed by labiodentals.  I figured
> it would assimilate to [F], which got me thinking about [F] in general.
> The fact that it has a symbol in the IPA makes me suppose that, unlike
> the corresponding labiodental plosive, it is contrasted with [m] and [n]
> in some language?  Which one(s)?

English in 'emphasis' in some dialects, as far as I know.

**Henrik