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How to represent long affricates?

From:Garth Wallace <gwalla@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 20, 2004, 17:12
Andreas Johansson wrote:
> Quoting Dirk Elzinga <dirk_elzinga@...>: > > >>Hey. >> >>In my dissertation on Goshute consonant phonology >>( >>num=7&detail=&pointer=0&search=elzinga&ids=431), I represented all long >>affricates with a doubled stop consonant symbol followed by a >>homorganic fricative symbol; i.e., [ttT, tts, ttS]. I did this because >>it is the stop closure which is lengthened, not the affricate as a >>whole. > > > It's physiologically possible to lengthen either part of the affricate, so I > just imagined a conlang that distinguishes tS~t:S~tS:~t:S:. Anadewism demands > some natlang sports the same contrast!
But if the stop and fricative are treated separately for length, would that really be considered an affricate or just a stop-fricative cluster?


Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>