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Lïzxvööse Verbs I: ActiveTri-Consonantals

From:Thomas R. Wier <artabanos@...>
Date:Sunday, August 12, 2001, 6:36

> On Sun, 12 Aug 2001, Thomas R. Wier wrote: > > > The lengthening here is very normal when there is loss of some > > kind. However, geminate consonants are basically defined by > > a break in syllables lying between them. > > This is not true. There are languages in this world that have word final > geminates, which hardly spans a syllable break.
You know, I seem to remember reading about this too, but then my phonology professor said something to the effect that I mentioned above; perhaps I misunderstood or misheard her. In any event, how do these languages distinguish between the two? Is it just that the extra mora is assigned to the consonant rather than to the vowel? =================================== Thomas Wier | AIM: trwier "Aspidi men Saiôn tis agalletai, hên para thamnôi entos amômêton kallipon ouk ethelôn; autos d' exephugon thanatou telos: aspis ekeinê erretô; exautês ktêsomai ou kakiô" - Arkhilokhos


BP Jonsson <bpj@...>[CONLANG] Lïzxvööse Verbs I: ActiveTri-Consonantals
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