|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.