LINGUIST List 13.1372

Thu May 16 2002

Sum: Phonotactic Descriptions

Editor for this issue: Marie Klopfenstein <>


  1. g, Phonotactics

Message 1: Phonotactics

Date: Thu, 16 May 2002 16:07:21 +0100
From: g <>
Subject: Phonotactics

Hi all,

Aeons ago, I posted to the list looking for complete phonotactic descriptions 
for different languages. There were only a couple of responses, but thanks to 
 all who replied....

Many thanks to Larry Trask at University of Sussex who took out the time to 
provide us a summary of phonotactics for Basque.

Michael Tjalve at Inifinitive Speech Systems suggested the reference:
Theo Venneman's "Preference laws for syllable structures" (Vennemann, Theo
(1988) Preference Laws for Syllable Structure, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter)

Our group CLISTE (University College Dublin) also has the complete 
phonotactics for English and German. The onsets of these are accessible at 
this site for those interested:

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