284 A Harrapan seal with a unicorn and nonsyllabic
writing from the excavations at Mohenjo-Daro.
Notice that the term "consonant-ending" here refers to stems that end with a nonsyllabic
element on the surface, including glides, which are actually underlying vowels in Bunun.
nonsyllabically (the diacritic under the second symbol indicates nonsyllabic
Our study is confounded by the fact that in many assibilating languages there is a strict phonotactic restriction prohibiting /Cj/ sequences (or more generally, any sequence of nonsyllabic
In stressed position or in a one-syllable word, a vowel plus the letter r is combined with the nonsyllabic
version of the near-open central vowel [[?
cant' a"), versus the brief, consonantal nonsyllabic
realization in English (in e.
for unstressed <-er>, and one nonsyllabic
The categories outlined at the outset employ the term semivowel as the nonsyllabic
post-nuclear vowel of a diphthong, and semiconsonant as a sound that behaves phonetically like a vowel, but phonologically like a consonant.
These were not included in Tables 3 or 4 of Part I because they were already quite lengthy, and because /j/ at least is often considered to be the nonsyllabic
on-glide of a rising diphthong.