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Re: NEW LANG: Telek

From:SMITH,MARCUS ANTHONY <smithma@...>
Date:Friday, April 28, 2000, 21:30
On Fri, 28 Apr 2000, dirk elzinga wrote:

> I think that MaxMora will do the job you intend Id(length) to > do; that is, insure that underlying weight/length distinctions > are preserved.
Thanks. I'm actually putting the constraints in a program so I can be sure my new words fit my phonotactics. I'm not sure how this'll work out though.
> If you're talking about timing slots as root nodes then the > gemination presents no problem. But the use of the term 'timing > slot' carries connotations for me of syllabic rhythm and length. > For me root nodes are purely organizational; they have no real > effect on the rhythm, weight, or length of syllables.
I was refering to root nodes. My experience with Autosegmental Phonology was about a week and a half with one assignment. And we had to do it using OT, so I was left in a rather confused state by the end. Feature geometry was hard enough without worrying about constraints on them. Marcus