Re: VCV syllables? (was: Different Words with Large Common Substrings)
|From:||Eldin Raigmore <eldin_raigmore@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 10, 2008, 17:21|
On Mon, 10 Nov 2008 05:36:15 -0500, John Vertical
>a term for a tautosyllabic C*V* unit that may or may not comprise the
>entire syllable would also be useful. Eg. a CVC syllable = onset C plus rime
>VC, but also (??) CV + coda C. In other words, what is the basic unit in an
Yes, this would be useful.
Some semantic-radical-plus-phonetic-determiner (or phonetic-radical-plus-
semantic-determiner?) logographies use the phonetic part to specify the onset
and nucleus, and the semantic part lets the reader figure out what the coda
So a name for onset+nucleus would be a useful thing.
(BTW do any logographies specify the onset+coda in the phonetic part, and
use the semantic part to clue the reader in to the nucleus?)
I've also noticed that in some logographies, the phonetic part not only has the
same rime as the intended monosyllabic morpheme, but also that its onset
shares some distinctive features with the intended onset; or, that it not only
has the same onset-and-nucleus as the intended monosyllabic morpheme, but
also that its coda shares some distinctive features with the intended coda.
Would a unit of onset-plus-nucleus-plus-underspecified-coda, or of
underspecified-onset-plus-specified-rime, be useful?