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Phonology Project Part II: Laryngeal Neutralization and Syllable Structure
 

Summary: Phonology Project Part II:
Laryngeal Neutralization and Syllable Structure
C. Scott Ananian Andrew Ira Nevins
December 2000
Contents
1 Introduction 2
1.1 Laryngeal Neutralization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
1.2 Privative Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
1.3 Laryngeal Processes in Icelandic and Sanskrit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
1.3.1 Icelandic Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
1.3.2 Sanskrit Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
2 Syllabic Licensing: The Laryngeal Constraint 7
2.1 Limitations of the Laryngeal Constraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
2.2 Surface Syllabification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
2.3 Sanskrit: Repair Strategies for the Laryngeal Constraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
2.3.1 Interaction of Grassmann's and Bartholomae's Laws . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
2.3.2 Grassmann's Law: The Lack of Throwback for Voiceless Aspirates . . . . 10
2.3.3 Reduplication: Loss of Aspiration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
2.4 Final Exceptionality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
3 Is the Syllable involved in Neutralization? 12

  

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