Re: the Most Consonants in a row?
|From:||轡虫 (kutsuwamushi) <snapping.dragon@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, September 14, 2005, 17:57|
On 9/14/05, Rodlox R <rodlox@...> wrote:
> What's the most consonants that can neighbor one another?
Is there even a rule? If so, I'd be really interested to hear it. 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?
(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; it's on page 22, under "Syllable Structure".)