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Re: dwèshan phonology

From:Dirk Elzinga <dirk_elzinga@...>
Date:Friday, March 22, 2002, 23:44
At 2:40 PM -0800 03/22/02, Jesse Raccio wrote:
> > >A syllable can be (C)(C)V(V)(C), >> >however, it is rarely found at its fullest extent. >> The >> >more common syllables are CV(C). >> >> What are examples of syllables that would fill the >> template? What restrictions are there on consonant >> clusters? Can >> vowels also cluster >> or is the VV meant to indicate a long vowel? (more >> phonology >> questions) >the only consonant clusters for the beginning of >syllables that I am considering currently are sra, >hra, vra, shva. All with the /r\/. >With the vowels I am assuming that clustering does not >mean creating diphthongs. I was thinking that in a >case with VV each vowel would be pronounced >individualy or if identical would be assimilated. I >am not sure if I am expressing this in the correct >terms.
If the vowels are pronounced individually, then they each form the nucleus for their own syllable. I was actually thinking about diphthongs. Dirk -- Dirk Elzinga Man deth swa he byth thonne he mot swa he wile. 'A man does as he is when he can do what he wants.' - Old English Proverb