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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