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    Taba and Roma: clusters and geminates in two Austronesian languages
    HAJEK, J. ; Bowden, J. ( 1999)
    Some lesser-known Austronesian languages, such as Taba and Roma, with relatively simple phonological inventories, nevertheless have very complex phonotactic structures. The presence of a wide range of typologically unusual cluster combinations in word-initial position has important implications for generally accepted notions about Austronesian languages and about segment sequencing and the sonority hierarchy.