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Re: NATLANG: o_0? re: consonant clusters

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Monday, December 9, 2002, 5:23
David Peterson wrote:
> > I can't remember exactly, but here's the sonority hierarchy (i.e., most > sonorous to least) as I remember it: > > 1.) vowel > 2.) semi-vowel > 3.) liquid > 4.) nasal > 5.) fricative > 6.) stop/affricate > > And the way you build syllables that are (allegedly) easiest to > pronounce is that you start the word from the high end, and build as > you see fit moving down the line, until you get to the vowel, then you > build up from least to greatest if you want an end consonant cluster.
Actually, that's backwards. You go from lowest -> highest -> lowest, so _skald_ is perfectly fine with the hierarchy, but _ksadl_ would violate it. -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42


Muke Tever <mktvr@...>