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Syllable StructureThe Limits of Variation$
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San Duanmu

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199267590

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267590.001.0001

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Jiarong (rGyalrong)

Jiarong (rGyalrong)

(p.224) 11 Jiarong (rGyalrong)
Syllable Structure

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This chapter analyzes Jiarong, a Tibeto‐Burman language that was thought to be quite unusual in having large onset and coda clusters that violate expected sonority contours. It shows that, given the concepts of a potential V, the affix rule, and complex sounds, the maximal syllable in Jiarong is CVX.

Keywords:   Jiarong, rGyalrong, onset cluster, coda cluster, sonority, potential V, affix rule, CVX

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