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Re: Satritain babel text complete

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Saturday, December 21, 2002, 1:44
Quoting Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>:

> En réponse à lblissett <blissett@...>:
> > "hkhyra" -- (cleared hill) 3 syllables. hk -- (a kind of aspirating > > stop > > which might sound like [hxk]) -- hy [haI] -- ra [ra] (r trilled) > > "kgthsa" -- (will burn) 3 syllables [k]-[gT]-[sa] > > "shmm" -- (of the) [s`]-[mm] > > Your syllabification looks strange. Normally a syllable is organised around > a peak of sonority, which can carry a stress or another kind of prosodic > information (length, tone, etc...).
Strange, yes, but not unattested. Various dialects of Berber syllabify like this. ========================================================================= Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally, Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of 1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter. Chicago, IL 60637