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.
>> >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
>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
If the vowels are pronounced individually, then they each form the
nucleus for their own syllable. I was actually thinking about
Dirk Elzinga Dirk_Elzinga@byu.edu
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