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Re: Creating Phonology (N.A. Indian Languages, Part 2.)
> > However, what the rule above doesn't
> > mention is that English still has a couple of further restraints. For
> > example, English just refuses to allow three unreleased stops to occur
> > together, such as "*aptk", even though the rule above would seem to
> > indicate that such a combination is allowable.
> True. You actually need a few formulae, I like to divide up codas and
> onsets, since they are independant. So, for onsets, English allows C (but
> not /N/) Stop + (r, l, w, y) - altho the stop cannot be at the same place
> of articulation as the second (thus, no *pw) s + voiceless stop + (r, l,
> w, y) s + nasal (but not /N/) And probably some others
I'm beginning to think I'm in way over my head.....