OT: Georgian syllable structure [was Re: sorta OT: cases, please help...]
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>|
|Date:||Friday, December 7, 2001, 18:17|
Quoting David Peterson <DigitalScream@...>:
> In a message dated 12/6/01 9:43:09 PM, trwier@MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU
> << gvprckvnis = "He is fleecing" >>
> So that /r/ isn't considered syllabic? I'm trying to pronounce it
> and coming up with the accent coming between the /r/ and the /c/, or
> maybe right on the /c/. Does that sound right?
That's the question. I can't answer that for sure, because I
don't have native speaker's intuition about that. Georgian has
a lot of words where consonants that would in other languages
get another syllable form part of the onset instead. For example,
the word <mta> 'mountain' is not [m=ta]; the [m] is devoiced and
sounds almost like an [f] (which is what you'd expect a voiceless
[m] to sound like).
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