Re: Sonority hierarchy (was: Radical-Metathesis)
|From:||Benct Philip Jonsson <melroch@...>|
|Date:||Friday, February 15, 2008, 10:51|
2008/2/11, Eldin Raigmore <eldin_raigmore@...>:
> On Mon, 11 Feb 2008 17:13:36 +0100, Mr Veoler <veoler@...> wrote:
> >Benct Philip Jonsson wrote:
> >> This hierarchy also governs the relative frequency
> >> of various sounds across vocabulary.
> >Never heard about it. So consonants that are close to each
> >other in salience generally have a similar frequency?
> I also hadn't heard that, and am also curious.
The *salience* hierarchy is a different hierarchy from the
sonority hierarchy, and has to do with which sounds are
acoustically more easily identifiable. I thought I had read about
it in Lass' "Phonology" or Maddieson's "Patterns of Sound",
but haven't had time to check yet.