[tied] Re: Syncope

From: Richard Wordingham
Message: 31733
Date: 2004-04-06

--- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, enlil@... wrote:
> Jens:
> > No, we were speaking of *wert-mn as a type.
> Me:
> > Type of what? Type of ablaut pattern?
> Jens:
> > Type of word structure, being an example of a root ending
> > in a cluster followed by a suffix beginning with a
> > consonant, this making a total of three consonants [...]
> Yes, but medially, it was allowed. The language forbade
> the existence of three consonants in a row WITHIN A SYLLABLE.
> In *wertmn, the syllables are *wert and *mn. As you can
> clearly see, the word doesn't violate anything.

I thought you were claiming a CV(C) syllable structure. Are you
including CV(R)(C) in that structure? I for one would be inclined
to call that CV(CC).