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This study focuses on the acoustic phonetic properties of the nasal segments [m], [n], and [ŋ] found in the words ng, things, maybe, need, not, mom, mat, things, Jenny, meet> produced by Author 2. Seven correlates: pitch/F0, F1, F2, F3, F4, intensity, and duration are extracted from these segments to gauge which ones are robust for intelligibility. The main findings are that F0 and duration are very robust correlates, but F1, F2, F3, F4, and intensity are not consistently reliable for assessing intelligibility. The analyses also reveal that Author 2 fails to differentiate between [n] and [ŋ] when they occur in running speech. The findings discussed in the paper are based on 77 tokens (11 nasal consonants x 7 correlates).



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