[CONLANG] Lïzxvööse Verbs I: ActiveTri-Consonantals
|From:||BP Jonsson <bpj@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, August 12, 2001, 12:41|
At 01:44 2001-08-12 -0500, Thomas R. Wier wrote:
>"SMITH,MARCUS ANTHONY" wrote:
> > 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?
Swedish has final geminates and they simply are longer, or have a longer
closure phase if they are stops. It should be noted that Swedish
ante-pausal stops are usually released, unlike what is mostly the case in
No mystery about it.
B.Philip Jonsson mailto:bpX@netg.se (delete X)
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