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Re: the Most Consonants in a row?

From:Rodlox R <rodlox@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 14, 2005, 18:13
>Subject: Re: the Most Consonants in a row? >Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 12:57:44 -0500 > >On 9/14/05, Rodlox R <rodlox@...> wrote: > > > What's the most consonants that can neighbor one another? > >Is there even a rule?
I don't know; sorry.
>If so, I'd be really interested to hear it.
as would I.
>It >seems to me (non-linguist) that there's nothing preventing an absurd >number of consonants occuring in a row. Mithun's _The Languages of >Native North America_ has an example of a Bella Coola word with eleven >consonants and no vowels. >What would prevent twelve? Or fifteen?
*shrugs* no idea....hence I ask.
>(I would copy the transcription but I don't know how to convert some >parts into X-SAMPA. If you're interested, maybe someone else can do it >for you;
I'm interested, though it doesn't need to be in X-Sampa. plain keyboard letters are fine too (actually, preferred) thanks.
>-- >Kate Sherwood


Chris Bates <chris.maths_student@...>