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.