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Gascon

(Southern Casconha, France; Romance, Occitan)

Summary:
The Latin CV(C)Cr/l sequence is realized as Cr/lV(C)C in Gascon.
Examples:
Latin Gascon Gloss
ca'pra cra'ba 'goat'
(ex)combra're escrumba' 'to sweep'
ca'stra cra'ste 'ditch'
Conditions:
No information currently available.
Motivation:
Syllable Weight (Dumenil 1987): In a consonant cluster starting a non-initial syllable, a liquid shifts across syllable boundaries to the preceding syllable if that syllable is heavier than the syllable to which the liquid originally belonged. (In calculating syllable weight, input and environment weights are considered based on Bailey (1973)'s implicational feature coefficient.)


$ C V (C) $ C L V --> 1 2 7 3 4 5 6 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Condition: 1 2 3 4 > 5 6 7 8
Related Information:
a. /p, t, k/ are voiced in intervocalic position in Gascon.

/favrika/ -> [favriga]
Symbols:
V' = vowel with acute accent

Last Updated: 6/13/2007
References:
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