How to represent long affricates?
|From:||Garth Wallace <gwalla@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 20, 2004, 17:12|
Andreas Johansson wrote:
But if the stop and fricative are treated separately for length, would
that really be considered an affricate or just a stop-fricative cluster?
> Quoting Dirk Elzinga <dirk_elzinga@...>:
>>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
> 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!