|From:||Daniel Andreasson <daniel.andreasson@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 9, 1999, 22:45|
My phonology book we use in phonology class
(and coincidentally we have just come to
the part on elision and liaison, where they
actually mention French and Arabic (spooky :)
written by Carlos Gussenhoven who uses 99% Dutch examples)
says the following about elision:
"Elision, which deletes the final V slot of the
definite article before V, causing its syllable
node to be lost as well."
ELISION | --> =D8 / _ V
and the following about liaison:
"...which says that an onsetless syllable
syllabifies any unsyllabified consonant
appearing before that vowel."
LIAISON S <-- s'posed to be syllable sign
/| (lower-case sigma?)
...where the line to the C is dotted and the line
to the V is full.
I don't know if that actually adds something to
the discussion, but what the hey. I might just.