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Unformatted text preview: c and d have been collapsed here). Note how the procedure leads to different syllabifications of the word alt ‘bottom’ in steps b and c of the examples. In these examples, the t of alt ‘bottom’ is assigned to the coda of the first syllable, since there is no syllable with an available onset position following it. However, the same phoneme in alta ‘to the bottom’ is assigned to the onset of the second syllable, since onsets are filled first and is available to fill the position. In altta ‘on the bottom’, the two s fill the available coda and onset positions of their respective syllables. Contemporary Linguistics: An Introduction , 5 th edition, Chapter 3: Syllabification, 2 As a final example of the procedure, Figure 2 demonstrates the syllabification of the English words slim , decline , and scrimp ....
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- Spring '08
- Vowel, Phonotactics, syllabification, universal syllabification procedure, syllable structure constraints