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Nasalizing Vowels and Dropping Nasal Consonants

When a vowel is followed by a nasal consonant, it's very common to nasalize the vowel and then completely drop the nasal consonant. We don't always notice because we hear the nasalization of the vowel and interpret that as the consonant. Usually it's not an issue... but on stage, it can cause a lot of problems with clarity and understandability, which is why performers need to learn how to do a "shadow vowel" so that we can clearly understand the word, especially for a very large space.