On Tue, 12 Oct 2004 15:15:27 -0400, John Cowan <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > the phonology (in English, at least) of numbness. > > I found that I was systematically substituting [b] for /v/, [p] for /f/, > [d_t] for /D/, [t_t] for /T/, and [B] for /w/ (but not in /gw/ and /kw/). > The first two of these can be chalked up to inability, but the other > three are apparently rooted in a desire to keep the numb lip from being > touched by the not-numb tongue, which found the contact disturbing. Interesting; was thinking this should be "De podolody ob dubdess", but that's more "stuffed nose" than "numb lip". Cheers, -- Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]> Watch the Reply-To!