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orthographic syllabification [was: Re: Moraic codas]

From:dirk elzinga <dirk.elzinga@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 18, 2001, 15:50
On Wed, 18 Jul 2001, Adrian Morgan wrote:

> John Cowan wrote: > > > No, there really are differences: Am Can prod-uct vs. pro-duct > > elsewhere. > > I'll side with pro-duct every time, in this case. A syllable should > not end with an aspirated consonant. In most other cases I consider > syllable assignment of lone consonants to be arbitrary.
?!!! I've read this numerous times now, and I still don't know why aspirated consonants are invoked. The <d> in 'product' is not aspirated. It only ends a syllable orthographically and not phonologically (pace ambisyllabicity supporters), and then apparently only in North America. Dirk -- Dirk Elzinga "The strong craving for a simple formula has been the undoing of linguists." - Edward Sapir


John Cowan <jcowan@...>