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Re: Glottal Stops and word-initial vowels

From:Shreyas Sampat <ssampat@...>
Date:Thursday, January 15, 2004, 8:55
There is a fairly strong tendency for languages to prefer syllables with
initial consonants over syllables with no initial consonants.  So,
languages will epenthesize V-initial syllables with a consonant, commonly
[?], if some other tendency (like a simple nonpreference for epenthesis)
doesn't prevent it.