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Re: THEORY: the Obligatory Contour Principle [was Re: Tallefkeul: tones and whatnot]

From:David Peterson <digitalscream@...>
Date:Friday, August 30, 2002, 7:53
In a message dated 08/30/02 12:45:37 AM, trwier@UCHICAGO.EDU writes:

<< Actually, to my knowledge (and I'm no expert on Arabic morphology),

that's usually considered a case of postlexical spreading. >>

    Yes, I heard this theory in my morphology class.  However, it does hold
that there are no identical adjacent *initial* consonantal roots.  So, you
could have KTK, KTT, but not *KKT.  No?


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Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>