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Sat 22 Aug 1992

Qs: French consonsants; Iconicity

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Message 1: French consonants - help!

Date: Sat, 22 Aug 92 17:20:26 BSFrench consonants - help!
From: <WAB2phx.cam.ac.uk>
Subject: French consonants - help!

I address myself to French specialists.

>From my interest in the functioning of French -schwa- (i.e. "mute e") has
necessarily evolved a need to know:

which consonant clusters (or `complex consonants', as I prefer to regard them)
are
a) possible or b) impossible

in i) syllable-initial or ii) syllable-final position.

I have no wish to duplicate work in this non-finite area. I shall be glad to
know of any work on these questions.

Of course, I know of standard works on -schwa-, including Valdman.
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Dr Wm Bennett
WAB2uk.ac.cam.phx
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Message 2: Iconicity

Date: Sat, 22 Aug 92 11:59:03 +1Iconicity
From: bert peeters <peeterstasman.cc.utas.edu.au>
Subject: Iconicity

I would be grateful for any pointers (or, even better, quotes) to definitions
of "iconicity". The language of the definition should be French (first pref-
erence) or English.
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