Over 150 million population of Nigerians speak English. Lenis stops: bin bn, about bat, nib nb fortis stops: pin pn; spin spn; happy hæpi; nip np or np In RP, the lateral approximant /l has two main allophones (pronunciation variants the clear or plain l, as in light, and the dark or velarised. In spite of the idiomatic meaning, some grammarians, including Huddleston Pullum (2002 :274 do not consider this type of construction to form a syntactic constituent and hence refrain from using the term "phrasal verb". Words of Old Norse origin have entered the English language primarily from the contact between Old Norse and Old English during colonisation of eastern and northern England. Australian and New Zealand English are each other's closest relatives with few differentiating characteristics, followed by South African English and the English of southeastern England, all of which have similarly non-rhotic accents, aside from some accents in the South Island of New Zealand.