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Query Details

Query Subject:   Prothesis Before Single Consonant
Author:   Katalin Balogne Berces
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Phonology

Query:   Dear Linguists,

I'm looking for examples of vowel prothesis before a single consonant. Prothesis is usually exemplified in word-initial consonant clusters, whether the vowel is inserted before the cluster (as in Spanish ''escuela'' 'school') or within (as in Arabic ''bilastic'' 'plastic'). I'm sure there are cases of word-initial vowel epenthesis before a non-branching onset, something like ''ibala'' for a loanword from an input ''bala'', I just haven't found any examples. I hope you can help me.

Katalin Balogne Berces
LL Issue: 15.2894
Date posted: 13-Oct-2004


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