In a trisyllabic word with the open and short 1st and 2nd syllable gemination occurs only if there is a weak-grade equivalent of a consonant cluster
at the boundary of the 2nd and 3rd syllable.
The examples listed above indicate that Kiswahili does accept consonant clusters
Recall from (15) that two consonant clusters
between vowels are heterosyllabified.
For each child, we calculated the mean percentage correct spellings for words with ambiguous sound-spelling relations and for words with complex consonant clusters
separately for the pretest, posttest, and retention test.
These findings are in harmony with the phonological explanation that the canonical (C)V(C) structure of 1-syllable Cantonese words gives rise to a recall advantage over single syllable English words, which often involve consonant clusters
There seem to be two reliable examples of the development PU *c > PMari *c: PU *e/ica > PMari *ica > MariE iza, MariW aza 'older brother' (UEW 78) and PU *pVc(V)l/rV- > PMari *picalma > MariW pazalma 'rowan' (UEW 376); note that the consonant cluster
in MariE pszle, pizle 'rowan' must have secondarily arisen through syncope, as in this form z unexpectedly occurs in preconsonantal position.
In Ponapean, when a copy vowel is needed to break up an illegal consonant cluster
, it is the closest following vowel that is chosen (51a).
Actually, because of morphological and phonological requirements, consonant clusters
in this part of the Ahtna verb rarely are more than two consonants long.
For this reason the only modification of consonant clusters
which offers some challenge to structurally oriented linguists is the simplification of the syllable-final velar combination /ng/ in which the loss of the final velar plosive was the direct cause of the rise of the new velar nasal phoneme /n/ some time in Early Modern English.
These examples show that when we derive the prefixes of the G prefix conjugation from originally vowelless consonants, the vowels developing due to the initial consonant clusters
do indeed have the quality suggested by Hetzron and, for the most part, reflect sound changes that are also otherwise known within the individual languages.
a) There are six consonant clusters
that do exist word finally but the verbs ending in them nevertheless lack imperative forms: these are [ps], cf.
In addition, there are consonant clusters
with stops followed by l or r.
The two are done in a computer-based Devanagari font that appears error-free (I failed to note any, for what it's worth), but which I find often irritating, lacking the elegant balance of the printed fonts in prior use, and quite lazily avoiding some of the more difficult consonant clusters
with which Sanskrit abounds.
The main focus of the study was the subjects' performance on word-final consonants and consonant clusters
Damberg's article about taking care of the Livonian language (Damberg 1978), which aimed at creating a unified marking system for palatalized consonant clusters
as only the first components of palatalized clusters were been marked as palatalized.