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NATLANG: o 0? re: consonant clusters

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Monday, December 9, 2002, 16:54
Muke Tever wrote:
> I thought these European sC-clusters violated the sonority hierarchy? so [ksV] > is more normal than [skV] (hence things like many IE langs dropping the [s], or > the Romance prosthetic vowel)...
Right, because fricatives are *higher* on the scale than stops.
> and [knV] beats [nkV], etc. but on the other > end, [Vld] is more normal than [Vdl], right.. so it should be 6 > 1 > 6.
Right. The vowel is the highest and is at the center. The syllable "builds up" to it, and then "comes down" from that. -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42