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Re: Gweinic Description: Phonology and Roots (Corrections)

From:Vasiliy Chernov <bc_@...>
Date:Monday, June 5, 2000, 18:19
On Sat, 3 Jun 2000 09:09:31 CDT, Anthony M. Miles
<theophilus88@...> wrote:

>I am not sure whether a syllable containing a syllabic consonant is >open or closed. Normally, I would say that a closed syllable ends in >a consonant, and therefore the syllable S must be closed, but a normal >closed syllable contains at least a vowel as well. Any thoughts?
On analogy with how it works in languages like Sanskrit or Czech, I would say that syllabic resonants are mostly equivalent to simple vowels. Optionally, they can support the short vs. long opposition (in Slovak, Serbian/Croatian, less commonly in Sanskrit) and carry different tones. Basilius