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Re: Terkunan > Trekunan?

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 19:47

Tristan McLeay writes:
>... >> trigger a problem: >> >> 'serve > ?se'reve 'to serve' > > I'm not entirely sure what the problem is here; I'm assuming it's > because the epenthetic vowel is stressed. I'm also assuming stress > falls on the last closed syllable. In that case, it might be perceived > as a quick chainshift: > > VrC -> rVC (methatesis) > SrV -> SVrV (epenethesis) > > where "S" is any consonant C for which Cr clusters are prohibited. In > this case, there's no problem.
Of course! *bangs head on table* Thanks! I will probably go for Benct's proposal, to make it an epenthetic -t-, but still. (Epenthetic -t- is already used in other cases, so it fits in nicely.)
>... > vir+(i)tat -> viritat > sul+(a)mentu -> sulamentu >...
Probably, yes. **Henrik