Re: OT: consonant clusters...
|From:||Tim May <butsuri@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, January 4, 2004, 18:09|
Robert Jung wrote at 2004-01-04 12:15:13 (-0500)
> What words with insane consonant clusters should I include in my
> assignment, then?? I'd like the best ones. (And in <...>, not
> phonem/tic transcriptions.)
I'd suggest the Nuxalk one, which seems the most impressive to me.
Use the spelling on the PDF Estel linked to*, I think it's the closest
thing they've got to a standard orthography. It may be difficult to
include it in an ordinary document, though.
* There's a paper by the same author on "Obstruent Clusters in
Salish", which features the bunchberry example again, here:
"... A major type of empirical evidence for syllabification is default
vowel epenthesis. Significantly, Nuxalk does not actively utilize
epenthesis as a general syllabification strategy. However, several
other Salish languages do, including h@n'q'@min'@m' (Musqueam) which
is the focus of the present investigation..."