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.
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