VCV syllables? (was: Different Words with Large Common Substrings)
|From:||Eldin Raigmore <eldin_raigmore@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 6, 2008, 18:17|
On Mon, 13 Oct 2008 16:07:39 -0700, Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>
>Allowing VCV syllables would require some other marker be used such as a
>glottal stop, or an otherwise unused consonant (say 'h') in cases where
> CV + VCV -> CV'VCV or CVhVCV.
>(ku + ano -> ku'ano or kuhano to distinguish it from ku + no -> kuano).
>But again, VCV syllables are problematic: CV + VCV -> CVCVCV which is
>ambiguous unless one particular consonant is reserved only for use as a join
>marker, say "h":
>monu + ara + ka -> monuharaska = CVCVhVCVCCV
>where "CC" and "h" are join markers. (or monu'araska)
>The same marker could be used to join other CVC or VCV syllables such as:
>par + ti -> pari'iti
>tasam + moto -> tasami'imoto
>tom + aba -> tomi'iaba
I've had a question for a while now and have just gotten around to asking it;
What's a VCV syllable?
I'm accustomed to think of a syllable as beginning at a sonority trough, running
through a sonority peak, and going on until the next sonority trough.
I'm also accustomed to thinking that all vowels are more sonorous than any
So VCV looks like peak-trough-peak to me, and should have a syllable
boundary just before the C (or maybe just after, though in my conlangs it
would be just before).
In other words I don't see how VCV could be tautosyllabic.
So, what do you mean by "VCV syllables"?