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
> 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.