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๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿ˜ž ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜’ ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜  ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜… ๐Ÿ˜œ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜ญ ๐Ÿ˜‡ ๐Ÿ˜ด ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ โค๏ธ๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘

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Sunday at 06:30 PM
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Tuesday at 09:10 AM
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Hi George,


Indeed, Chrissi doesn't use nasalization and yes, it is acceptable. It has nothing to do with the place she was born. People from Athens can either use the nasalization or not.


It's an articulation matter and in my case (I use the nasalization) perhaps it has to do with the fact that I've been singing in choirs all my life and that I've been trained vocally so I'm used to paying attention to proper articulation. People in the news usually use nasalization too so I prefer to use it. To me, it just sounds nicer and more proper to nasalize. In ancient Greek, there is a more strong presence of the so-called final ฮฮฝ than there is today, a tendency that faded out with time so today we use it less. Although the final Nn is a different thing from nasalization, still the lack of the end in D, B or G sounds feels like a modernist tendency to me that my feel for the language needs to resist. But location is irrelevant for this particular phonetic phenomenon.


Stefania

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George W
Friday at 04:10 AM
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Hi,Thanks for the great lesson. I always enjoy learning from Chrissi. I have a question, and I think I might have discussed it before. I notice Chrissi does not do the "nd mb ng" sounds but usually a D B or G. I remember Stefani saying either was acceptable. My question is--Is this because of the locality where Chrissi was educated or where she grew up? Athens I believe is where she is from.