LINGUIST List 7.425

Thu Mar 21 1996

Qs: Word-final consonant clusters, Maledicta, Japanese

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  1. John Coleman, Unusual word-final consonant clusters
  2. Fred Baube[tm], Maledicta ?
  3. Joseph Kozono, Old Japanese Syllabary

Message 1: Unusual word-final consonant clusters

Date: Tue, 19 Mar 1996 14:38:30 GMT
From: John Coleman <jscindy.phon.ox.ac.uk>
Subject: Unusual word-final consonant clusters
Dear colleagues,

I would be very grateful for any indications of languages in which the
following un-English consonant clusters are possible:

1) In word-initial position:

[sdZ] ([dZ] as in "John" [dZon])
[dZl], [smw], [snw]
[Nr] ([N] is eng)
[Nl], [sNr], [sNl], [sNw]

2) In word-final position:

[mtS] ([tS] as in "chip" [tSip])
[mk]
[mD] ([D] as in "this" [Dis])
[mS] ([S] as in "ship" [Sip])
[mZ] ([Z] as in "pleasure" [pleZ])
[mv], [nv], [NS], [Nf], [Nv], [NtS], [NdZ]
[lD], [lg]
[aug], [aidZ], [oidZ], [oitS], [oiS]
[iint], [aig], [eins]
[iilT] ([T] as in "wealth" [welT])
[iilp], [iilk]
[ST], [tST]

Many of these are distinctly "un-English" sounding. I want to know if
this is because of general/universal constraints or language-specific
constraints.

Many thanks,

John Coleman

Director, Oxford University Phonetics Laboratory
41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, UK

Home page: http://www.phon.ox.ac.uk/
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Message 2: Maledicta ?

Date: Wed, 20 Mar 1996 13:12:52 +0200
From: Fred Baube[tm] <fredsunserv.incon.fi>
Subject: Maledicta ?
Hello,

Does anyone know what has happened to the journal Maledicta, that was
run by the late Dr Reinhold Aman ?

I have been unable to find anything on the WWW.

Many thanks,

 /Fred Baube
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Message 3: Old Japanese Syllabary

Date: Wed, 20 Mar 1996 10:45:41 EST
From: Joseph Kozono <kozonojgunet.georgetown.edu>
Subject: Old Japanese Syllabary
I am beginning to do some research on the "irohana" syllabary but
unfortunately I am unable to find many reference sources. Can anyone
provide some guidance on this respect? Thank you.

Joseph M Kozono <kozonojgunet.georgetown.edu>
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