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Re: the Most Consonants in a row?

From:Kit La Touche <kit@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 14, 2005, 20:10
you're probably right about the [v]s.  and you're certainly right
about the relative unusefulness of "vowel" when talking about
caucasian languages in general, and georgian in specific.

On Sep 14, 2005, at 3:01 PM, Paul Bennett wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Sep 2005 14:39:34 -0400, Kit La Touche > <kit@...> wrote: >> gvprckvnis, "he is peeling us", where the "c" is a [ts], counting >> as a >> single consonant in georgian, as it is an affricate. however, the >> [r] may >> be syllabic. > I'd argue that the |v|s could be syllabic too, if pushed. Doesn't > stop them being consonants, though -- although we're in territory > where "vocoid" might be a more useful term than "vowel". > > Paul


Chris Bates <chris.maths_student@...>