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Re: update on class language

From:JOEL MATTHEW PEARSON <mpearson@...>
Date:Monday, May 3, 1999, 19:26
On Mon, 3 May 1999, Bryan Maloney wrote:

> On Sun, 2 May 1999, Matt Pearson wrote: > > -- Alveolar, postalveolar, and velar consonants are palatalised after > > /i/ or /ii/. Thus the /t/ in "Nattiki", for example, is pronounced > > as a palatal stop. > > There are two orthographic "t" present in "Nattiki". Are they both > pronounced, with the latter being palatalized or is the former eclipsed > into the latter?
Orthographic "tt" represents a geminate consonant. Both "t"s are palatalised, then, but the first "t" is not released. Incidentally, the "k" is also palatalised, being velar. Matt.