LINGUIST List 30.4305

Wed Nov 13 2019

Qs: Plosive Epenthesis in English

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <everettlinguistlist.org>



Date: 08-Nov-2019
From: Peter Szigetvari <szigetvarielte.hu>
Subject: Plosive Epenthesis in English
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Dear Colleagues,

It is well known that English exhibits the epenthesis of a fortis plosive in nasal+fortis fricative clusters (eg prince [prins]). Some of the details of this phenomenon are not clear (to me).

If you are a native speaker of English and can afford to spend about five minutes on helping me with this, please visit http://seas3.elte.hu/epenthesis/ and give your grammaticality judgements on about 50 words.

Thank you very much in advance!

Best regards,
Peter Szigetvari


Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
                            Phonology

Subject Language(s): English (eng)


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