Re: R: Re: R: Moraic codas [was Re: 'Yemls Morphology]
|From:||And Rosta <a.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 17, 2001, 2:33|
> And wrote:[...]
> > Here's my suggested formulation:
> > Stress the rightmost bimoraic syllable or the antepenult mora, whichever
> > is the rightmost.
> > * If 'antepenult' means antepenult mora:
> > 1. Codas are moraic; hence IRmaden, irMANden, *IRmanden -- /man/ is
> > bimoraic.
> > 2. Word-final Cs are not moraic: hence IRmaden, *irMAden.
> This is a very good explanation.
> > (2) could be explained by treating final Cs as onsets. A test would be
> > what happens if final CC clusters are allowed.
> They *shouldn't* be allowed.
> > We would predict that the
> > final syllable of CC-final words would attract stress because it is
> > bimoraic, e.g. irmaDENT.
> I agree with you. But I really don't know if the language will allow CC
> clusters word finally.
> > If, though, the stress were IRmadent or irMAdent, then the story would
> > have to change. Can we have more data please?
> Let's suppose that such a word would be allowed:
Luca, are you sure you're using a monowidth font in drawing your diagrams?
I'm receiving them in plain text encoding, but they're out of alignment.
> *i r m a: d e n t
> | | /\ | |
> µ µ µ µ µ µ
> \/ \/ \/
> s s s
> But what would happen if the _a_ were short???
> *i r m a d e n t
> | | | | |
> µ µ µ µ µ
> \/ | \/
> s s s
> What should I do with that mora there in, alone???
What's the problem? the /ma/ is a monomoraic syllable. Stress falls on
the rightmost bimoraic syllable, viz. /den/.
BTW, the final /t/, being an onset, could be seen as a kind of
zero-moraic syllable... [NB I am not a Licensed Phonologist; Dirk is
our official phonology wonk and guru.]