Re: Japanese Long Consonants
|From:||Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, November 7, 2004, 20:07|
Chris Bates wrote:
> Okay. At the moment.... the structure of each syllable is:
> So a word is like:
> Sorry... I'm not sure how to write it, but I was using brackets to show
> that something is optional.
The parens are correct.
> consonants that can occur in coda position are limited though: mostly
> fricatives, nasals, l, r and (under the current system) the glottal
> stop. I'm not sure how realistic it is allow a glottal stop as a coda
> consonant but not any other stops, especially since the glottal stop
> can't occur as an initial consonant (it's always coda)....
Quite reasonable and realistic IMO. The Indo. langs. I worked with allow
only nasal and /?/ as codas. (But a word like **du?en is not possible, I
assume.) Medial clusters of ?+C could arise from earlier C1+C2, which is
indeed one of the sources of the clusters in Bugis/Makassarese et al.
(snip remaining details-- very well done, and entirely possible)