LIN200 Week 14 Day 1 - Asian Languages (Internal structure)

Syllable structure cvc no complex onset allowed only

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Syllable Structure: CV(C) No complex onset allowed Only nasal and Geminate are allowed in Coda e.g. [ni p .po N ] ‘Japan’ Vowel insertion as a repair strategy e.g. sm oking’ [ sumokiNgu ]
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Pitch accent in Japanese distinguishes a dialect from another: i.e. ‘now’: i ma (Tokyo) ima (Kansai) distinguishes words within a dialect: i.e. ha shi ‘chopsticks’ hashi ‘bridge’ or ‘edge’ 25
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hashi + subject marker ga i.e. ha shi-ga ‘chopsticks’ hashi -ga ‘bridge’ hashi-ga ‘edge’ 26
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Kim Jong-il speaking English http:/ / watch?v=U EaKX9YYHiQ
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