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Re: NATLANG: Phonotactics

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 26, 2008, 12:14
Tairezazh: (C)(C)(C)(C)V(V)(C)(C)(C)(C)

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.

Meghean: (C)(L)(Y)V(V)(C)

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 > palatalized. > > Charlie >
-- Andreas Johansson