Dschang Syllable Structure

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    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 syllable 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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Syllable
    Subtitle of host publicationViews and Facts
    EditorsHarry van der Hulst, Nancy Ritter
    PublisherBerlin: Mouton de Gruyter
    Number of pages30
    Publication statusPublished - 1999

    Publication series

    NameStudies in Generative Grammar
    PublisherBerlin: Mouton de Gruyter


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