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Title:Dshang syllable structure and moraic aspiration
Abstract:The syllable structure of Dschang is interesting for a variety of reasons. Most notable is the aspiration which can appear on most consonant types, including voiced stops. I shall argue that aspiration is best viewed as moraic, contributing to the weight of a syllable. An understanding of the syIIable structure also gives valuable insights into the phonemic inventory and the distributional asymmetries, and helps to explain some curious morphophonemic vowel alternations in the imperative construction.
Contributor (author):Bird, Steven
Date (W3CDTF):1996
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/47891
Extent:27 pages
Identifier (URI):http://silcam.org/languages/languagepage.php?languageid=16
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:Centre for Cognitive Science, The University of Edinburgh
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):CM
Subject:Yemba language
Phonology; Morphophonology; Syllables; Moraic aspiration
Subject (ISO639):ybb
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):language_description


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Citation: Bird, Steven. 1996. Centre for Cognitive Science, The University of Edinburgh.
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Country: Cameroon
Area: Africa

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