Datapoint Cape Verdean Creole of Santiago/mb - prenasalized voiced bilabial plosive

According to my interpretation, in Santiago Creole there exists a prenasalized consonant phoneme corresponding to each oral consonant (though I could not find occurrences of the prenasalized correspondence to the palatal lateral up to now, nor occurrences of prenasalized r in word-initial position). Of course, phonetically all prenasalized consonants can be analyzed as a sequence of two sounds. In phonological terms however, I favour a monophonemic analysis of these sequences because my informants consider such a sequence a single sound.


Exists (as a major allophone)

Example 30-289:
to wrap