syllabicity


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the pattern of syllable formation in a particular language

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Toft's (2002) proposal, however, does not seem to provide a good means of representing a number of syllabic [l]s that alternate with [el] and are never subject to syllabicity loss, such as the [l] in Italy [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (but *[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) or satellite [TEXT NOR REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (*[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]).
Consequently, Proper Government can only handle cases of word-final syllabic sonorants that become nonsyllabic in root-derived forms (couple [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] > couplet [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) and cases where sonorant syllabicity is (optionally) lost through the addition of a vowel-initial suffix (threaten [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] > threatening [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), but fails to derive syllabic sonorants in prevocalic position (e.
and its syllabicity, not to mention its employment in such words as Vovin's wonna 'woman', pp.
Sievers' original formulation of the law concerned allophonic variation of (some of) the resonants in the E parent language, which were assumed to be unspecified for syllabicity, the vocalic variants interchanging with their consonantal counterparts in accordance with the environment, in particular in line with the weight of the preceding syllable.
He provides evidence that the Old English poets may have distinguished compounds from phrases, though their scribes did not; and his work reinforces the well-established view that the scribes deviated from the metrics of their poets in matters of syllabicity.
It would appear entirely likely, however, that in clusters of this sort syllabicity could be assigned, not only to the person-markers n- and y-, but also to the stem radical [C.
If one conjectures that the early Semitic phoneme *w was capable, like the person-marker *y, of taking syllabicity upon itself and shifting from semivowel to vowel, one finds that the addition of the person-markers would lead to the following paradigm: