Re: NATLANG: Phonotactics
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, November 26, 2008, 12:14|
Yeah, Tairezazh syllables can get pretty hairy. There are some restrictions on
which consonants can occur where, but they're not easily captured in a formula.
Nasals and liquids can only occur next to a vowel. I guess I could write
(O)(O)(O)(C)V(V)(C)(O)(O)(O) with O for obstruent. Even longer initial clusters
may sporadically occur, but my lexicon doesn't seem to have any examples.
Vocalic length is contrastive for non-high vowels before single-consonant codas.
L = /L/ or /r/, Y = /j/ or /w/. The initial (C) must be an obstruent (excluding
/h/ and the nasal fricatives) or null if (L) is present. Some Cj sequences
phonetically merge into single consonants, eg. /sj/ -> [S].
Quoting caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>:
> > Eldin Raigmore <eldin_raigmore@...> wrote:
> > ObConLang; Whose and which conlangs have what syllable-structures?
> Senjecas: (S)(C)V(V)(S)(C)(V)
> I hope I have this right!
> Basic syllable = (C)V(V)(C)
> The C's can be preceded by a sonorant (S).
> If the coda C is preceded by a sonorant than it must be followed by a V.
> I don't know how to indicate that the C's can also be labialized or