LINGUIST List 30.4305

Wed Nov 13 2019

Qs: Plosive Epenthesis in English

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 08-Nov-2019
From: Peter Szigetvari <>
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 and give your grammaticality judgements on about 50 words.

Thank you very much in advance!

Best regards,
Peter Szigetvari

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

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